I had my public defense last Thursday, and it went swimmingly. I should probably change the description of this blog to ‘newly minted Ph.D.’ I could have done that last October, of course, but I’m superstitious and cautious.
February is shaping up to be an intense month, work-wise. I just made a list of what has to be done before March 1 (or at least what I know about right now) and it’s pretty scary. My decision to go for the dissertation award last fall is looking like the right one; the time freed up as a result has proven invaluable.