Posted by lucielu2 on November 3, 2010, at 8:25:25
In reply to Re: Wordlessness » Daisym, posted by Dinah on November 2, 2010, at 1:15:23
Daisy, I wonder if some of these feelings and the wordlessness are related to your recently finishing your thesis? When I finished mine, I remember experiencing on some level: confusion, lack of purpose, letdown, lack of energy and connection, even some tearfulness - all in addition to happy feelings. Sort of a post-partum reaction, minus the hormones. I know many people who have reacted similarly. Completing a thesis is an experience like no other. You pour everything you have into it, and I think the process can stir things up inside that do not become apparent until later. The whole thing, from preparation to defense, was one of the most intense experiences of my life. It changes you, you are never the same afterwards because the things you have thought and written about have become engraved on your soul. I dreamed about mine incessantly when I was writing it, and even now, after many years, I can still remember references from it and what my thoughts were as I wrote it. This is why the process can set you up for a crash or letdown afterwards. Not everyone feels it, but I did and so have a lot of my friends.