Friday, September 23, 2011

Just Call Me Master

It is official. I passed my Master's thesis. After a long time that I have been hiding under a rock I like to call my Mac Book.... I have emerged to announce I was triumphant. The goal was to get this done, before the baby came, and now that I have, I truly feel accomplished. It was one of the most intimidating processes I have survived in my life, but all in all it was a very positive experience.
My thesis was titled: I am a Mormon: Media, Identity and Ambivalence in Mormonism. Because I am attending a school that does not deal with Mormon performance in the least, my committee chair suggested I invite a professor that I had worked with intensively at BYU. We were lucky enough to get the funding to fly her down and have her be a part of my committee for the defense. I was honored that the department would do this for me.
The whole process throughout my experience in grad school had its ups and downs, but I have to say I have thouroughly loved the people I have worked with at UNM. They have been so supportive and enthralled with my research that it has really given me the confidence to continue on. (Sometime in the future... though I may have to take a long hiatus after this little marathon).
The best part about this whole thing, is now I get to wear one of the cool Harry Potter robes for my graduation. (Which will be in December which also means I won't have a huge belly. Woo Hoo for that!) Doesn't get much better than that.

3 comments:

Miriam said...

Well, of course you won't have a big belly then; you don't have one now. Grrrrrr.

Just jealous. Hallie told me this week that "It looks like thews a baby in yow tummy but it alweady came out."

Yes, sweet Hallie, yes it does.

She also told me my hair is turning black. Also true.

Kristi said...

I agree with Mir on the little belly...it's just not fair!

CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so proud of you for getting it all done before the babe comes. You are amazing and I'm sure you'll never regret your decision.

Love you guys!

Erika said...

My wish for you is that you also get to ride a Nimbus 2000 over the heads of all the other graduates. New mothers deserve that kind of thing.

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