Doctoral Program – a journey

At this juncture, I feel it’s time to reflect:

When you first get accepted…cocky optimism

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Your first semester of course work

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Prepping for your comprehensive exams

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Taking your comps and doing the oral defense

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Depression phase

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Brief moment of positivity…

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…quickly followed by Imposter Syndrome (tm)

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Apathy and loss of hope

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Crazy rebound determination

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…and over the hurdle and back to positivity.

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Stay tuned for adventure #2: writing the dissertation!

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