I have not fallen off of the planet entirely. Not yet, anyway. I am days away from completing my thesis, jumping over this hurdle, washing my hands of all things researching and writing (for a while, anyway). I am moving forward and every day provides so many ups and downs, sometimes it takes everything I've got to not just sit down and stop. Stop thinking, moving, working, smiling, breathing, everything. But I have overcome each of those temptations so far. I am so close! Hopefully, the next time I post, it will be a "yipee!" or "woo hoo!"