Comma Ph.D.

It's official. My doctorate has been conferred, my dissertation is in copyright and I never have to get another degree ever again. Ever.

Here it is by numbers...

Years in the doctoral program: 7
Most books checked out from the library at once: 81
Largest fine for library books: $200
Archives visited: at least 12
States traveled to for research: 6
States traveled to for conferences: 7
Grants/scholarships: 9
Courses taught: 15
Jobs held: 4
Dissertation page length: 286
Books read: Hundreds
Publications: 3
Presentations: 9 or more
Times I wanted to quit: A lot
Times I wanted to persevere: More

I'm still getting used to the fact that it's over. But it is!

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