Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I am a....

Doctoral Candidate! I should have posted about this a couple of weeks ago, but I've been very busy working on other things (studying for a midterm, preparing for our visit to NC). Advancing to candidacy means that I've completed my coursework (at the end of this semester, technically) and have passed my comprehensive exams. The next step in completing the PhD is the dissertation! It's just a paper. Well, I have to remind myself that it's just a paper -- not the be all, end all paper of my career. Let me also point out that at Florida State, 75% of candidates NEVER finish. Yep, those odds aren't very good. However, I think I have a pretty good shot at finishing given that I started the program while living in another state, working (more than) full-time, getting Chris's house on the market, oh yes...and about 25 weeks pregnant! :) I'm the person who delivered a child during finals week. So...here's hoping that I'll have a PhD after my name in about a year or so.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations are in order to you and for Chris supporting your drive to get a PhD. It will be well deserved and earned. Wish you the best on completing your paper.
    Love, MOM