….AAAAAND welcome back!

On Wednesday, I submitted my PhD confirmation report, and boy does it feel great to have my life back!

The last two months have been hectic, to put it mildly. In amongst preparing for confirmation, I’ve had to manage with a heavy teaching load, plus severe exhaustion that became a head cold that became laryngitis that led to losing my voice for five days. Fun. Times. I hope it’s true what they say, that the first year of a PhD is the hardest…

I still have a presentation to give in a couple weeks’ time, but I’ve always felt pretty comfortable with speaking to an audience. I think it’s a good chance for me to demonstrate my knowledge to this point, while also getting feedback from others in my School who are very experienced in other fields that I have little to do with.

For now, I am off to watch Pushing Daisies and relax without a smidge of guilt.

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