This week is the week I turn in Chapter 5 to my dissertation chair. I've got a draft. I recently added some new research, and in the next few days, I will revise and work on flow and integration. It's been a laborious journey of already integrating what I've been reading into my life and into my language; thus, my hope is that these continuing revisions will be smooth.
A few wonderful things happened this last week. First, I've received two scholarships! Free money feels so good! Second, I received my official letter that I've advanced to candidacy!! Hung that up on my wall.
I also had some refreshing conversations with friends who are also in the final year or so of their PhD. I felt so normal after these talks.
And, third, my birthday was yesterday! I was able to take some time and enjoy life relatively free from the dissertation work at the Getty and a hike on the Getty View Trail.