Where does the time go?! Just like that autumn is around the corner, Christmas is really not that far away when you think about it and 2023 is within shouting distance!
Of course, there’s no suddenly about it. Day by day we move forward, the weeks pass, the months go by and then we’re at another mark on the calendar.
Little by little we “suddenly” find ourselves at September.
It’s helpful to keep this in mind for your viva too.
It doesn’t suddenly appear. You’re not going to suddenly be surprised by it.
It may feel like you’re all of a sudden at the viva – where did the last few years go?! – but it really is the case that you’ve worked your way to that place over a long period of time.
Day by day you work on your PhD. Week by week you find new things. Month by month you get better. Year by year you make something that sets you apart.