A Love Letter To My Thesis
UPDATE: This has officially gone viral, I'm saying it! Check out the links of the sources I know this was covered in.
The morning of turning in my dual master's thesis, one of my thesis advisors called me in the morning to made a few edits before submitting. The edits were not huge, and I knew they would not take more than an hour or so. My mom, like usual, texted me in the morning, and when I told her that my advisor wanted more edits, she immediately began to freak out.
I guess it was partly my fault for not being descriptive, but my mom ended up texting me "reminding" to work on my Thesis and submit it before the deadline. As a joke, I started sending her gag pictures of me diligently "working" on my Thesis.
Full disclosure, I completed the edits and printed my thesis by 11am, but kept this gag up all day up until 5pm. The result was an album of images that the internet considered funny. I knew it had gone viral when Seventeen magazine, that's right, Seventeen magazine, wrote an article on it.
I've replicated the original Imgur submission below, but check out the links of the articles written about it on the side bar.
A Love Letter to my Thesis
To my lovely thesis, whom I had to turn into MIT today, May 19th, 2016.
This is the last image I have of us working together. The final advice I could give to mold you into something the world will cherish.
I remember when you were just thought, no more than 10 pages old. I barely knew how to change a .bib (file).
And now, you are a full grown thesis! I've taught you all I can about space suits, but in reality, you taught me even more.
I know it took hours and hours of preparation, and I wasn't as patient as I should have been.
But you made me a better person, pushing me through all obstacles when I felt weak.
Your sense of humor is just like mine. It's like we were always on the same page.
And Friday afternoons grabbing a drink at the Muddy made all our conflicts disappear.
I have so many memories that are engrained in my head
So many good times spent together
So here is a toast to you, Thesis, who struggled along with me through my graduate school at MIT
I have never been good at goodbyes. So I'll make it quick
I hope to see your face again soon, in the references section of future works on space suits. Tail winds and fair skies. -Morris Vanegas