25 August 2014

Life becomes crazy

Whew, it's been a crazy last few days! It has definitely been one of those periods of time where it feels like every moment has been filled and the days are whirling together into an unintelligible mess.

It was super tough, but I passed my preliminary exam and now officially get to call myself a PhD candidate! Thank you so much for all the well-wishes. I definitely have a lot of people in my life to thank for reaching this little milestone.

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Finally, I am able to return my attentions to what I really, truly enjoy doing, being in lab doing experiments. My workspace has been so lonely!

Kitty has been doing well, despite the fact that she is now on a diet on veterinarian's orders. Maybe that's why she starts daydreaming of escape in the middle of grooming...hmmm.

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I've been knitting, spinning, weaving, and painting as well. I have had so many exciting creative opportunities and challenges lately as well. I promise to report on those in the near future!

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Do you have some exciting new ways in which you are challenging yourself creatively? 

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations - PhD candidate! You are going to be exhausted and excited simultaneously. Have a blast!

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  2. Congrats on passing your exam! :) Give yourself a pat on the back and a nice, long creative break.

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  3. Love your post as always, kitty is just so funny !

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  4. Congratulations on passing and becoming a PhD candidate! Super cool!

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  5. Congratulations on passing your exam. Your cat is so like my daughter's, lots of work keeping that coat tangle free!

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  6. I think Dr Pumpkin will definitely suit you ;) Congrats on making it through, so exciting!!

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  7. Congrats on your exam!! It's not easy down the Phd road, so have courage and patience!!

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  8. Congratulations and best wishes for the rest of your degree!

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  9. Congratulations! I know exactly how you feel being so swept up in one thing after another! I've decided to craft smaller for a little while until things settle down and I find a good routine for the semester.

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  10. Yay! Ho'omaka'i! Of course you passed.

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