Just a couple quick things today:
First, thank you for all the kind words regarding the funeral I attended over the weekend. It was a terribly sad day and my heart is breaking for my cousin who lost his truest and only love at such a devastatingly young age.
[I have no good transition out of that.]
Also, this is the last time I’ll be writing on the blog as a “PhD Candidate.” Next time you hear from me, I will be “Dr. Raechel!” (Last name withheld/#canttrusttheinternets). In a few hours (after a good yoga sculpt class), I will be defending my dissertation; first through a public presentation, then in an hour long question and answer session with my committee. Eep!
I’m more excited than nervous, but that may change when I’m standing in front of everyone presenting four years worth of work. I guess it’s okay to be both. This symbolizes the end of one of the most intense journeys of my life. And it symbolizes the beginning of a brand new adventure. #feelingallthefeelings.
I hope you’re having a truly beautiful day. I’ll pop back in on Wednesday—maybe for a candid look of “What-I-Ate-On-Defense-Day” (spoiler alert: it will include vodka sodas)!