I just realized that this is the only time in my life that I can say "My thesis defense is coming up".
Never again will I say those words (InshaAllah)
And God Knows, I would never want to repeat my life such that I would ever want to utter these words.
But the fact is that this "coming up" thing is so weird. Nobody else (in this world) cares about my thesis except my own self. I bet I am the only person who reads it. If that is the importance of this document, why in the world am I so scared?
And the funniest thing of all?
I tried writing the Acknowledgements section and the space wasn't enough - and my emotional stamina wasn't enough for me to finish writing it..
There are too many people to thank. I bet that the teacher who commented when I was trying to seek admission in the Masters program in Computer Science (after having a non-CS undergrad), "Pata nahi PhD kis main karaingi ye (Who knows what subject she will do her PhD in)" -- I bet he never knew how much his words will help my determination. To demonstrate that I can do the MS. And then the PhD.
Lol. So the lesson is: Even the haters help! :-)