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In the past few years, I've taken to making easy-to-obtain New Year's resolutions. They're more satisfying that way. So today, I'm happy to report, I fulfilled this year's goal: "for the benefit of Canada and all its allies", I have a PhD.

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dsgood
Jun. 10th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
Congratulations!

That's one of the easy ones?
owlfish
Jun. 10th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
Thank you!

It was only an easy resolution for this year because as of the beginning of the year, I'd already defended my dissertation and only had corrections to turn in. Any year before that, it would have been a far more challenging resolution to make.
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owlfish
Jun. 10th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! I can't quite believe I'm not a student anymore, having been one for more-or-less my entire life.
a_d_medievalist
Jun. 10th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
Can we finally call you Dr. Owlfish now? Congratulations -- it's a fantastic feeling, isn't it?
owlfish
Jun. 10th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
Yes! Yes, you can! And thank you.
fjm
Jun. 10th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
Welcome to the ranks Dr. Owlfish.
owlfish
Jun. 12th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's good to be here.
gillo
Jun. 10th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
Yay! Many congratulations, Dr Worthen!
coughingbear
Jun. 10th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Dr Worthen!
makyo
Jun. 10th, 2006 06:48 am (UTC)
Hurrah! Congratulations and well done, Dr Worthen! Welcome to the club. I hope you'll post some graduation photos at some point.
owlfish
Jun. 10th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! C. took all of them, so it's up to him. Given the ceremony logistics, I left my camera behind for the day.
purplecthulhu
Jun. 10th, 2006 07:35 am (UTC)
Congratulations!

Someone will send you the secret club ring and decoder wheel any time now...
owlfish
Jun. 12th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
I want my secret club ring!
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sollersuk
Jun. 10th, 2006 07:54 am (UTC)
Congratualtions! What's the next easy one? Wipe out malaria?
owlfish
Jun. 12th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
I've gone with obtainable New Year's goals for the past three years. This year, it was the PhD I was essentially already done with. Last year's goal was to move to London, which I was intended to do anyways. The hardest goal was my first one in a way, which was to buy a scale, because I didn't have to do it for any other reason.

I'll see what I can do about malaria next year.
wishus
Jun. 10th, 2006 07:55 am (UTC)
Yay! Well done!

... I took a ten year 'break' from study, but now I'm back I love it. Things are very different though from when I was a 'kid'. Hopefully I will still have time and monies after this course to do what you did, and carry on.

What adventures next?
owlfish
Jun. 12th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
I think it's better to take a breath off at some point, to choose to keep studying because it's what you really want to be doing, as opposed to doing it out of habit.

Adventures! I have a research project on the go, and soon I'll start working on revising dissertation bits for publication. Meanwhile, I'll be applying for jobs. It is indeed an adventure.
taldragon
Jun. 10th, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)
hurrah! congratulations!
darktouch
Jun. 10th, 2006 11:07 am (UTC)
Congrats.. wait, this is one of those points where its ok to say 'Congrads'. Heh.

Just remember not to betray Canada.
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evieb
Jun. 10th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)
Congratulations. Well done.
snowdrifted
Jun. 10th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!! *dances*
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