For me, writing is processing. Since I'm a verbal processor, this avenue allows me to think freely while also slow my brain to the speed of my pen (or keystroke). That said, I realized the other day how long it had been since I updated this blog. Without trying to give too many excuses, and I have a few, I will say part of this blog has also been a place to update family and friends on life happenings. This often includes pictures...and I have run out of available space to post pictures. I need to do something about this, and quickly, for as much as I love to write, I also love the ability to capture moments and share those through words and pictures.
An exciting moment was had on Monday, July 29th around 3:02pm.
This PhD process has been...
...and it's not over yet.
But another milestone happened on Monday when I successfully defended my dissertation prospectus (Chapters 1-3). This defense was an opportunity to talk with my committee about my study, what I plan to do, and why I plan to do it. Truthfully, even though I was nervous about it, I knew it was suppose to be more of a conversation; and it was. I enjoyed the time to talk about the study, talk through their thoughts/questions, and reaffirm the need and importance of this work. It also helps that I really like the faculty on my committee!
So another letter accomplished. D-O-C-T-O
Only ONE more to go!