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PhD for a week, learner for a lifetime January 12, 2012

Posted by thinkphd in : Dissertation , trackback

Well, it has been a week since I defended, and it still seems unreal. I figured out how many years I was in school:

Kindergarten: 2 years
Grades 1-12: 12 years
Troy University, BS degree: 2 years, 7 months
Troy University, MBA: 2 years, 3 months
Northcentral University, PhD: 5 years, 7 months

24 YEARS, 5 MONTHS

Gosh that is a lifetime! I think I qualify for “lifetime learner”!

At work, they are calling me “Doctor” and my boss recognized me at a staff meeting. My work friends have been so very nice and supportive. It still feels odd not to be working on my dissertation when I come home from work. I read it through again last night and was very tempted to do some more editing.

I have a friend who defended this week, and some more friends who will be defending soon. In my PhD journey, I have met some really fantastic people, with whom I have a lot in common. We are all learners for a lifetime. What about you?

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