Of course I did everything to avoid looking at The Important Chapter yesterday. I grabbed a couple of books and went to the nearby park, sat on the lake and read. Why is every other research question so much more interesting than mine? Will it be a useful contribution to the academic discourse? Will I pass the defense? Why did I not know what I know now years ago when I started working on my thesis? And will I ever get it done?

Goal for today: read The Important Chapter!