That's "Dr. Dough" to you, thank you!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Yes, in the midst of recouping from my horrible illness, I recieved the best news (well actually my mother did, as I couldn't speak): I was accepted into my doctorate program!!! It has been so busy and chaotic (I started four days after getting back from Paris) that I kept forgetting to announce it here. With all the support and encouragement that I got here prior to my interview, I had to let everyone know that I got in. Now here comes the hard part!
I must say that I am very excited because I am living my dream and I know many people cannot say that, but at the same time, it is an unbelievable amount of work. I get very little sleep and even less to eat. I feel that besides academics, nutrition will probably be the biggest challenge for me. I mean, I am not complaining - I have been losing weight, but we all know that there is a right and wrong way to do it :) It's just that my new life = non-stop reading and work the caliber of which I have never seen! The only time I have found lately to eat is when someone is kind enough to stick a sandwich in front of me. I think - I hope - that after a few more weeks I will get the hang of everything and it will all fall into place, but right now it is taking all I've got just to keep my head above water!
I know now more than ever I have to visit Spark any chance I get even if it is only for my few 10 free minutes in a day just to remind me to take care of me. How am I going to get through this unless I keep my self well, so it is my goal to work at that.
Again, thanks to everyone that cheered me on as I worked to get in, now the hard part begins, believe me, everyone will hear much more about Health, Forensics and Neuropsychology (my primary focal areas) than they ever planned on