#7 Goal on my list of 25 Things To Do Before Turning 25: Become an official PhD candidate. It feels so good to say this, friends… I am now an OFFICIAL PhD candidate!
Man, it feels good.
Damn, it’s been a long road.
Remember those cumulative exams I’ve mentioned I have to take on the first Saturday of every month? And how we need to pass 6 before failing 11? Then there’s the oral qualifying exam I stressed about for months and finally passed back in April. Oh, and the classes that tear you down and make you thankful to see a 40% because the class averages are usually around there. Well, I’m finally done with all the hoops I need to jump through.
Yesterday, I found out I passed my 6th cumulative exam which means I can solely focus on my research towards becoming a Dr.! We popped a bottle of champagne and toasted to the occasion.
Cheers to 2 and a half years of hard work! And here’s to another 2.5 to go!