Tuesday, 3 June 2008

That's It?

I had the viva for my thesis yesterday, and passed.

There was no parade, nor was there a party, an award, a presentation of the key to the city or a clip of me on the evening news.

Not that I was expecting any of that, but I was expecting something. Feels like a bit of an anticlimax. I mean, yes, sure, I've passed my viva and that's great, it really is - but it feels like there should be something more after three and a half years of work.

It's possible that I'm still just too exhausted from spending three hours standing and talking and doing stuff on the blackboard to really appreciate the significance of it all and bask in the knowledge that I have my PhD...

(or will do when I complete my corrections in the next few months and then attend a graduation ceremony in December)

I am happy that it went well! I should be writing a little more frequently in the coming weeks and months now that the pressure is off: my next big challenge is to find a job...

More soon.

7 comments:

Bilbo said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you! I wish I had the time, money, and gumption to get off my wide, pasty-white fanny and get my own PhD. Maybe someday.

zero_zero_one said...

Thanks Bilbo!

mattiecore said...

Congrats!!

zero_zero_one said...

Thanks Matt!

You've got all this to look forward to :)

Amanda said...

Congratulations! A lot of hard work must have gone into the past three years. Go out and celebrate!

John said...

Congratulations, Doc!

zero_zero_one said...

Thanks everyone!