The Semester's Denouement
I can't quite believe I'm writing this, but earlier today, I actually turned in a draft of my thesis (see above). It's about 156 pages long, including images and references. It's actually heavier than I thought, but then again, I don't think I've ever written anything this lengthy before.
This marks the beginning of the end for me here at Yale. After my thesis defense on April 30th (and some minor revisions -- hopefully), I just have one paper and a final review. My girlfriend asked me the other night how I felt about finishing the thesis. At first, I was like, "Man, can't wait to get this stuff done." But as I write this, this the first time in, like, 700 days or so that I have not actually thought about my thesis.
I am tired. My brain feels strangely, comfortably empty. Yet I think I am beginning to get a little sad. Now that this hurdle has been cleared, it seems like everything is going to end so quickly. I met so many great people here in New Haven ... I'm actually gonna miss the A+A building. Yes, I do love the building. Very much.
But, in other news, it looks like I will be moving from the regular, convivial "metropolis" that is New Haven ... to Princeton, New Jersey. I will be starting Princeton's PhD program in History and Theory of Architecture in September. I am very, very excited about this. It's been a long road, getting to this point. Although I will be moving to Mercer County, New Jersey, a relatively small, isolated, yet lovely corner of the universe (where, as one Professor has intimated to me already, the veggies and seafood are better than they are in Connecticut), all I can say is, yippeeee!!!!!!