Wednesday evening I received good news. It was an e-mail saying my dissertation had finally made it through all of the hoops.
Some started calling me “doctor” after I passed my dissertation defense back in October, but I felt unsettled having people call me that then. I felt there was still plenty that could go wrong and push my impending doctor-hood to Spring semester.
As of Wednesday, there was nothing else that could go wrong. Tomorrow is the last day of the semester. Graduation is Saturday. My research has been submitted for publication (fingers crossed that it’s accepted!). My dissertation was approved.
I’m a Doctor (of Philosophy)!