Work update – and a defense date!

My defense date has been set. I will defend my dissertation (and hopefully be granted this damn PhD already) on Dec 13. I’m so excited to be done that I’m almost not even nervous πŸ˜† Almost…

In the meantime, I’ve been working 4 days a week for the same consulting firm I started with in August, and it’s going pretty well. The work is interesting, the hours are flexible, and the people are great. They offered me a salary position, but with my defense being pushed back to the end of the year I’ve requested to not go full time till January. That allows me the psychological freedom of being able to work (or not work) whenever I want over the holidays. I’m going to take that little break for myself… I’m also doing a Teaching Assistantship this semester – my last one ever!! – and while it has been pretty simple and the Prof has been great, the marking always falls at the most inconvenient times for my other responsibilities. I’m so excited to no longer have anything university related to take my focus in the new year. I’ll be an employee with one employer and I’ll have a regular, steady paycheck. I’m not saying life will be any easier, but it will be a hell of a lot simpler.

5 thoughts on “Work update – and a defense date!

  1. Tremendous faith in your defense. Also sending very best wishes it all goes smoothly. It will be good to have it done (always is). Glad you structured in some down time over holiday period for you and your family.
    Thank you always for writing. You are grounding in a world that needs stability. You help me stay in today right now. You are much appreciated.

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