A close friend walked for her PhD yesterday!
This is especially impressive because she works full time, has two kids under the age of five, and has ADD (ADHD?). I am SO happy for her! She worked hard and this has taken years of consistent, hard work to succeed.
I was one of the ones who proofed her dissertation, and in true typo style, immediately after I turned in my notes to her, my husband opened it casually and found a typo I missed.
Typos – there is no winning.
So, she came back from her new job (as a adjunct professor?) to UW Madison to walk with her class.
She sewed the graduation gown (she said they wanted $800 for one!) and was, in true costumer style, still sewing it the morning of. No project is complete without it becoming a crisis.
There was a party! Her husband was kind and made sure there was food my husband and I could eat. I didn’t know many people at the party, but I was glad to see those I did know. It’s been years, and Facebook just isn’t the same.
So, huzzah for her! Well done, and we’ll miss you while you’re off having adventures.