Today was pretty much a sprint from when I arrived in the morning (~8am) until our final submission to the committee (minutes before 6pm). But as luck and good fortune would have it, we made our deadline and I gladly (and nervously) submitted the final proposal document to the members of my thesis committee.
Now begins the official countdown until next Tuesday morning when I deliver my 45-minute proposal pitch to the committee in person. Between now and then is still going to be busy: I need to build the slide deck and practice the talk, not to mention shoving a paper out the door that we listed in the proposal as “under review”.
Still very busy. But we’re in the home stretch.