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