Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mission Accomplished!

Yesterday I successfully passed my comprehensive exams and defended my dissertation prospectus.  Yee-haw!

I'm so happy and so relieved.  It's a big milestone for me, something I've been working towards for almost 10 years, through a BA, two Masters degrees, and doctorate studies.  The past 15 months have been challenging - surgery, FRENCH (I still have nightmares about this!), trying to write four exams while teaching four classes, my Dad's passing, a committee member (now ex-committee member) from hell, my supervising professor's heart attack - but, finally, success.

And now I get to write!  And research!  And teach.  And bead and felt.  My idea of the perfect life.

My dissertation committee members are great - some of the best in their respective fields.  I feel very very blessed.  And very supported.  

So excited to start working on my chosen topic: “What We Do About History Matters”: National Women’s History Month and the Marginalization of Women’s History