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).


  • Congratulations on the reward to all of the years of hard work. I'm sure your friends, colleagues and loved ones are very proud of you.

    As for going somewhere you love, you're a scientist. A Doctor, of Science. You do Science. And with Science you can go anywhere!

    But, you should sleep now!


    By Jen, at 4:59 PM  

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