OK. I know I'm not finished. I have to wait for feedback from my committee, make the necessary revisions, and the defend the final version.
But, man, it sure feels good to have a little bit of time without any doctoral work hanging over my head. As soon as classes were over last spring, I began preparing for written comps. As soon as written comps were over, I began preparing for oral comps. After passing them, I began working on the dissertation prospectus. As soon as it was successfully defended, I began work on the actual dissertation. Sure, I've taken a few days off here and there, but not without that guilty feeling that I really should be working.
This is the first time in a year that I simply can't do anything. At least not until I hear back from them. Ahhhhh.