Oddly Optimistic

May 5th, 2006 by Potato

I’m optimistic about tomorrow (technically today now). I think it will go well. I know my shit, at the PhD level if not the master’s. My presentation is reasonably polished. I know the two or three things I inevitably forgot to do, and I don’t care.

I had a great practice run of my lecture this afternoon. A little too good — I don’t think the actual talk will be that good or that smooth, but as long as it’s close, it will be fine. I’ve spent the last bit of tonight not worrying. I made some cookies for my committee, I cleaned up a bit more.

Optimism is a bit of a strange feeling for me (though I do have times where I’m hopelessly so). I just hope it’s not a sign of over-confidence.

Wish me luck tomorrow (today), and the next time I post, I should have some extra letters after my name!

Let’s do this.

7 Responses to “Oddly Optimistic”

  1. Ben Says:

    “Optimism is a bit of a strange feeling for me” Boy-howdy do I know what that’s like… Although my current situation is completely different from yours, (not talking about going back to school here), but it just seems surreal and I almost don’t want to believe it’s happening because stuff like this never happens to me and I’m worried I’m over-confident and just fooling myself.

    Anyways, good luck today and tonight you shall party like it’s 1999, steak, beer, champagne, the whole works!

  2. Potato Says:

    It’s done, I passed, and it was about as smooth as I expected (not very, but no where near as bad as I had feared).

  3. rez Says:


  4. Netbug Says:

    Excellent work there, sparky!

    Bring on the big fat paychecks and cushy job offers!

  5. Ben Says:

    Way to go man!

  6. baum Says:

    all i can say is GET IN!

  7. Potato Says:

    Thanks everyone! Bug:

    Bring on the big fat paychecks and cushy job offers!

    Perhaps there’s been a misunderstanding… I just got my masters of science :)