On this, the 21st day of May, 2011, a day on which none of us should be alive, I am bored out of my mind and love it.
Dear Past Me,
First of all, May 22nd exists. Second of all, I have taken your advice and am living up my boredom. The good news is that you successfully defended, the committee enjoyed your presentation, and required few revisions of you (which we sent today). Your advisor even gave you a bottle of wine and hugged you. Please resist the urge to push away. Rather, cordially accept it and move on.
I am currently considering a trip to Vietnam for charity work. Sounds like a lot of fun so you should keep this in mind when you're unable to sleep at night.
So, yes, things turn out well. However, embrace the fear and anxiety because it prepared you well.
PS: Wear the blue shirt and red tie.