Day 81! Wore a cheesy #hatONit today from my dear friend Annie’s Wisconsin relatives. Thank you all for your congratulations on my defense; I feel so much love and support!!! And relief that it’s over! I slept very well last night. Now I just have to finish my dissertation and turn it it!
Today I got to be on the audience side and watch Jake defend on his portions of our team project and then celebrate his success. Congratulations Jake!!! And then celebrate my success again over dinner with my parents and Austin’s parents. I have had all the feeling since yesterday and settled into a pleasant calm contentedness.
Thank you all for your defense beer donations! Up to $17,216 and 168 donations! And #hatONit is gonna get some press! I was interviewed by a reporter from BU Today (BU’s “news and information” website) for an upcoming article.