I have have been slowing working on my PhD for many years and finally, I can now say "I've finished!" I still don't quite believe it. This writing project has been an albatross around my neck for many years and has interfered with and/or influenced all sorts of other activities both work and personal. When someone would ask, "Can you work on this project with me?" or "What are you doing for the weekend?" I always thought, "I'm working on my dissertation."
The anvil-like weight of this unfinished project continually interfered with my freedom. I suddenly feel lighter (though I certainly weigh more!!) because now I can move on.
Oh happy me! On to the exercise mat!