Countdown to Jen's Dissertation Defense: April 1, 2005

Friday, April 08, 2005

1 week post-defense

Of course, I am thrilled to have passed my defense, 1 week ago today. It is nice to put the ", Ph.D." at the end or the "Dr. " at the front.

However, I must say that this is like a magnified effect of the day-after-Christmas. All this excitement, all this buildup, it's great, it's done...and then it's a bit of a let down. I am sure this is compounded by the fact that I really wanted to go home to Chicago but I was not able to get a job there. My alternatives are very good, but I might be more excited if I were heading back to somewhere I love.

If you're working on your Ph.D. and reading this, don't be discouraged! It's well worth it. I'm sure this phase will pass (and hopefully quite soon).

Friday, April 01, 2005

0 days left

I passed.