You’ve slogged through post after post of me going on and on about my goal to earn my master’s degree. You’ve listened to me whine about how I had to write loads and loads of words for my dissertation. You kept reading when I claimed the month of July to be Dissertation Month – despite the boring, droning nature of it all. You listened patiently when I doubted my abilities and feared that I might fail my course. And you’ve waited (on tenterhooks?) to hear what happened after I finally turned in my dissertation.
And now it’s time I finally share with you my happy news:
Yes, I managed to not only earn a distinction on my dissertation, but on the degree as a whole – an achievement made by only one other person since the degree began however many years ago. My ego is well-and-truly swelled. I honestly didn’t think that I would get such an amazing mark on my dissertation – let alone my entire degree. But I have. So I must brag about it.
Graduation is next Friday here in Stirling and I am looking forward to celebrating my achievement with my sister-in-law, Liz, and brother-in-law, John, who are travelling up from England to help me mark the occasion. I will also share some photos and stories from graduation here when the time comes.
And I’ll give you a fair warning: I am now keener than ever to research PhD opportunities. So I am sorry, but this isn’t the end of boring academic posts!
Oh! And I great big thank you to you, Dear Reader, for all of the support you’ve given me on this journey. It is appreciated more than you may ever know!