(I know that the universe won’t shift with this news. So, those of you who read this blog because a professor is forcing you to, please wait for the next post which I promise will come soon now that I am released and relaxed.)
Those of you who are friends and colleagues, please celebrate with me. I defended successfully this morning. In the pic below you see the balloons and banners my dear (and confident) assistants had ready to mark the event.
The defense was surprisingly painless and I now have to do some minor editing before I complete the process. Thank you, committee–Carol, Sam, Marjorie, and Brian–for all your support. Thank you cohort–I’ve been looking at our first group picture below and remembering the long (often sweet) road we’ve traveled together. Thank you family, for tolerating my doctoral mishegas. Friends, forgive me for not phoning for three years.
The students were so excited for me today. They peeked in the window as I defended and provided many supportive hugs after. These kids know a bit about research! I smiled all afternoon.
And then, after school, I got my toenails done. I’ll spare you that photo.
Serious library and technology stuff to come in the next post. Promise.