Here we are at the end of 2012. It often surprises me that we are so far into the 21st century. It had its rough spots, but it has culminated in several good notes, and I think next year is going to be awesome.
…is OVER! You are now reading a blog written by a bonafide doctor of philosophy!
It feels really good to know that the past ten years of my life have FINALLY come to fruition. Like so many others, the road to my doctorate was rough. The past few years have truly tested my determination and in many ways it seems like I have sacrificed so much to get where I am today. Honestly, I am not sure whether it was worth it, but dwelling on that question serves little purpose. Twelve years ago I made a list of five things I wanted to accomplish with my life. Two (and a half) of them are now crossed off. Three (or two and a half depending on how you look at things) more to go.
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