Some good news: I just had a thesis committee meeting on Monday, and I have permission to write my thesis! That means that I will be finishing up by May 22 at the latest - but I'm shooting for late April, if things go well.
After more than four years of graduate work, it is almost surreal to be thinking of finishing my thesis. I'm so excited! Now I can actually plan ahead to moving in with the boyfriend and finally being a real (non-long-distance) family.
I really do have a lot to be thankful for this year - I mean, I finished a half marathon with a new PR and got permission to write my thesis, all in two days! There is a lot of work left to do, but it's finally coming together :)