Ok, It’s now official: I’m only a few more hoops away from my PhD being complete!
My defense was incredibly smooth – My committee was incredibly friendly and kind, and I can finally look at closing the door on the last 5 years of my life. Pretty soon, I’ll be Dr. Fejes. Not really sure what that changes, but I had thought the day would never come.
What a long journey it’s been, tho… and so many twists and turns. I put up a slide at the end to thank the people who’ve helped me get through it all, but I really couldn’t list everyone… and I realized I missed the most important people of all: my wife and family, who’ve watched the whole process unfold. Really, their support has been everything to me, and I wish they could have been here for the defense.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I should lie down for a bit. Jetlag and oral defenses should really be counter indicated.
By the way, I think this is the last time I’ll be able to use the “Grad School” category for a post. Good riddance!