Officially a Doctor!
It's been a busy month or so for me, so much so that I've barely been posting and engaging on R Voice which is a shame. I'm making the effort to get back on here, as I love the whole community and its positivity. So, in that spirit I'm starting off with a celebratory post!!
As of Friday 1st October, I received official conferral of my PhD award..so now I am officially a Doctor! It feels like perfect closure after such a turbulent time and I've written about it in a blog (along with the rest of my PhD journey)
It's been an exciting time, if only now I am a Doctor, what else have I been doing?! Well, I managed to have 2 papers accepted within a week and I've been writing a couple more which are close to submission ready. There is always writing to do, even if it's not a thesis. I have to say...it's much better when it's not the thesis!!
This is a message to anyone struggling through PhDing over the past couple of years with general PhD uncertainties AND a global pandemic thrown on top...it is possible to get through and you will make it through if that is what you choose. You've got this.