Thursday, May 7, 2009


I am COMPLETELY DONE with my dissertation. And I only have until the morning of the 17th where I will still be a "student." I have been in school, straight, for
  • 12 years= elementary, junior high, and high school
  • 4 years= undergraduate
  • 2 years=masters
  • 5 years= doctorate
That's 23 years. Its pretty crazy to think that I will no longer be a student. I actually miss taking classes, but I won't miss having to do and defend my dissertation. I am definitely really going to miss all of the great student discounts that I have utilized over these many years. At least now I have a new title now of "Dr." which is a pretty good outcome for 23 years of hard work.


Petertammenson said...

Whoo hoo are you kidding? Yes, pretty good work I'd say!! What are your plans next? To teach?

Vernon Mauery said...

Shouldn't it be 24 years? It's only 23 if you don't count kindergarten, which is year 0 with the way primary grades are numbered.

/me does quick math to keep foot out of mouth...

1 + 12 + 4 + 2 + 5 = 24

And if you want to count preschool, that is even more, but I don't think you can count it because of the "pre" part. It's not school, it's preschool.

But either way, congrats on sticking it out to the end. That definitely earns you the Dr. title. I had to give up five years earlier. But some days I wish I could go back instead of working. Student life was pretty sweet.

Carrie said...

Congrats, again!!! Non-student status definitely has its perks. An actual income, for one. So, what's next?

Cheryl and William said...

Haha- Vernon, you are just too smart. I was trying to be conservative with my results since some might argue that kindergarten and pre-school are more about socializing kids to the school process, but I like your idea of making the most of it, so I will consider it to be 25 :-) 25 straight years of school- YIKES.

K. Marie Criddle said...

Congratulations, Dr. Cheryl!! Keep us updated on the world to come outside of school!

Lianne Barr said...

Dr. Cher! You are the coolest!