Ph.D. Progress Report
It has been a very long time since I’ve posted on this site. Since then, I’ve deleted all posts and revamped the site to begin anew in 2016. Excitingly enough for me, I’m in my final semester of Ph.D. studies where I’m taking my last class. I also have 150 pages of the body of my dissertation written—the goal being between 160–180—and I only have one chapter and a conclusion left to write. I can see the finish line.
I’ve set a personal goal to have the last chapter and conclusion written by March. A Christian sister where I minister works for Western Kentucky University and is helping me find a professor there who would read my dissertation and check it for formatting before I submit it. Of course, I know many do this while others might criticize this move. I want to complete this capstone of my life and for it to be done correctly when I first submit it. I anticipate receiving it back after the first defense for content, but I’d prefer it not to be due to formatting.
The greatest piece of advice I received on this journey was, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” I hope that if you are pursuing higher education that you’ll remember this as well. One thing that I lack is patience, and this advice has served me well. I plan to post at least once per week on this site at the least, so I hope you’ll rejoin me. Best wishes to you all for a happy new year.