I started this blog on the 1st of October in 2010 and last year I decided to write an anniversary post to recap four years of blogging. I had decided to write another anniversary post this year, however, I am a day late; this is not without good reason! I have, as of the 28th of September 2015, successfully defended my thesis and obtained my doctorate! Since I was busy celebrating, this post was delayed. Here’s a photo of me with my two paranymphs inside the Aula:
Eagerly awaiting my degree from the Rector.
Here’s what the Aula looks like:
The number one question I received from friends and colleagues after getting my degree, was what does it feel like to have finally obtained my degree. Do I feel more smug now that I can fill out a form with the Dr. prefix? Definitely not. I guess I have a sense of contentment because I have something to show for years of hard work. I won’t bore you with my life story, but I can say with my deepest convictions that it has been a difficult but incredible journey (one intertwined with a dysfunctional family, a civil war, social and racial prejudice, and heartbreaks). I was going to quote Nietzsche to end the post, but that seemed a bit solemn, especially on this joyous occasion. I’ll end with something more positive, which is that I will continue to be the best scientist that I can be. I will continue learning and sharing through my website and blog.
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