Dissertation Defense Scheduled!

Roxie snoozing in her purple dress.

Roxie snoozing in her purple dress.

It’s been quite busy around here lately–mostly because I adopted an adorable puppy I named Roxie a few weeks ago. BUT even more exciting is that I’m in the process of writing my final dissertation chapter AND I’ve officially scheduled my defense date! (March 4th at 10:30am for those who’d like to know.) It’s both amazing and a bit terrifying.

Surprisingly, I’ve found myself reluctant to work as the “end” approaches. I expected to find myself super energized and ready to finish. Instead, I’m reluctant to work. I’m not sure if it’s just because I need a break or if I’m anxious about ending this phase of my life and beginning a new one. I’m certainly excited to no longer be an official student. And I also anticipate some revision and an additional chapter to transform my dissertation into a book, so it isn’t as if the project is *done* once it’s defended.

As I write this, I’ve decided that either way, it is “okay.” I will do as I have always done and push forward toward success. The end of my dissertation is near, and that is *AWESOME* and deserves to be celebrated!

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