I think I passed with flying colors. Was I nervous? Yeh. BUT. It was too important for me to let anxiety get the best of me. Were there some questions that I had no answers to? Yeh. BUT. Who cares! It’s done!
I am so excited and sad at the same time. Glad it’s over and sad it’s over. I worked on this thing for a whole year. Gave it everything I had. Sometimes wasn’t sure if it was worth it. It was. Is. Will be.
75 pages of pure gold, baby. I’ve been told that I can build my dissertion on this. I’ve also been told that I will/should be able to publish it.
Very proud of the whole thing. Proud of myself. 18 months ago
So glad I did this. It was pretty scary there for a while. Putting prospectus together and not knowing if I will make it through as far as being allowed to do it. But all that was worth what I have in front of me now. It’s a helluva study. Worked my ass off, but damn, it was worth it! The oral defense is scheduled at the end of this semester. Can’t remember the exact date. I’m not worried. Will I be anxious and freaking out before? Yeah. Of course. That’s what I always do. But as far as passing and graduating… meh. I’ll be just fine.
I will get my study published. I will also present it at one of the research conventions that I’ve heard so much about in the past. But that’s in spring. 19 months ago