The past few months have been a complete blur. And in that time, I have completely let my little internet slice fall by the wayside. Let me update you a bit…
I have officially begun my fourth year of doctoral study. I’m not currently taking any classes, so that rings somewhat false in my head, but I am applying to internship now, and that is basically as real as it gets.
My research fellowship ended in mid-August. This means that I will be working from home A LOT – trying to finish up manuscripts, work on my dissertation, and hopefully blogging more. While I won’t have a steady income, this will hopefully make more time for tutoring clients, and give me the chance to actually complete my dissertation before the school year is done.
I (successfully) proposed my dissertation in early July, and am now a doctoral candidate. My topic and presentation were very well received, and I was incredibly proud of myself. Until I remembered that that was the easy part of the whole thing…
I went to a week-long “statistics camp” in Ann Arbor in order to learn the right way to analyze my dissertation data. It was surprisingly engaging.
I had two bridal showers, and they were both wonderful.
I had one bachelorette party. It was magical.
I turned 30 last week. It was anti-climactic.
Josh and I will be getting married in just three weeks, and I am feeling all of the feels. Literally. Excited, anxious, stressed, happy, scared, etc. etc. etc. Plus, I can’t stop watching My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. Someone please help me.
This summer was really, really stressful for me, although I can’t complain about any of the obligations that made it that way. I’m so looking forward to everything that the fall has in store, and I can’t wait to share it all with you!