Celebration

Look what showed up on my desk at work today. Wow!!! I have such thoughtful coworkers. In celebration of my doctorate, they treated me to the biggest chocolate cake I have ever seen (literally the cake must weigh 10 pounds and probably can feed 50). Plus I received a beautiful basket of live flowers. Yay!!!

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My Graduation Bucket List

Now that I have successfully defended my dissertation, everyone keeps asking what I plan to do next. For right now, I just want to keep my plans simple and take time to relax. During the summer, I will develop more definitive and professional plans. So in no particular order, here’s what I presently plan to do: 

  1. Change my title on all mail and online profiles to Dr.
  2. Cook and eat “real” food again.
  3. Start working out and drop some weight.
  4. Clean my house from top to bottom.
  5. Return all university library books.
  6. Grow my nails out again. (They are bitten to the quick.)
  7. Shop ’til I drop or at least until the student loan repayments kick in.
  8. Watch all the movies I’ve missed in the last 4 years.
  9. Watch season 1 of Scandal.
  10. Hang out with my friends again.
  11. Have a party!
  12. Stay up all night for absolutely no reason.
  13. Sleep for a week.
  14. Sit in the sunshine for an entire afternoon for absolutely no reason. 
  15. Read books just for fun. 🙂

Mission Accomplished!

Mission Accomplished!

I’m so sorry that I’ve been missing in action this week, but I have amazing news. As of Tuesday, March 5, 2013, I have officially submitted my dissertation for commitee review. I will be defending in two weeks and I am so scared, excited, and tired. Can you say 276 pages of blood, sweat, and tears? I cannot believe my dissertation is so long. I am just so grateful that it’s completed. I will be buying my graduation invitations as well as my cap and gown next week. Please God let me pass my defense. Four years of sacrifice and it will be so nice to have Dr. in front of my name. ~Selah