Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just Call Me...

...Dr. StClair!!!


Actually, please don't :). Just wanted to share with my bloggy friends that I PASSED my dissertation defense this morning! Everything went great. The audience was small (I did this on purpose): just my committee (four people), Rob and Alexis. I talked for about 35 minutes, a few questions were asked that I answered with no problem, then I was sent out of the room for about 10 minutes while my committee deliberated. Didn't take them long!

Boy am I glad that's over.

I think it's going to take awhile for it to really sink in that I am DONE with school. I have been in school my whole life so this is a big change for me. I'm going to have to be careful to remember that what I do doesn't define me. Being a student has defined me for so long, but no longer!

*Happy dance*

10 comments:

Melissa said...

CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Jess : )

Candice said...

That is AWESOME! You go girl!

Felicity said...

Well Done!! I'm glad it all went well for you!

Wifeofworldsbesthusband&daddy said...

What an accomplishment!
Oh, it's such an amazing feeling to finally be done, isn't it?! Like the weight of the world has been lifted. Now starts a new chapter in your life. The best is yet to come. ; ) Congrats!

Courtney Connelly said...

A HUGE congratulations sent your way. Enjoy this time of celebrating all the hard work you have done for many years!

Milena said...

Congratulations! What a joy and what a relief!

Nan and Dan said...

Congrats!!!!

Lindy said...

Congratulations!!!

Shari79 said...

Wow! What an accomplishment, congratulations!!!

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Megan said...

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment!