Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Comps Passed!!

Well, it's official, I passed my comps!! My graduate committee chair, Dr. Y, wrote to me this afternoon and said that I had passed with "a unanimous passing evaluation from all three... committee members." You cannot imagine how happy I am. Well, okay, if you've done this you know exactly how happy I am!  I was so, so worried--as you may have previously read--but hearing that I passed made every second of the worry worth it. I am on top of the world. I literally squealed with happiness!!

Matt took me out for pizza and got me a pumpkin pie milkshake to celebrate while I texted my mom and best friend to tell them the good news. He's even given me free reign of the TV tonight, but I think that's probably because it's summer and there's is nothing on on Wednesdays.  So, I'm using my celebratory TV time to watch Mama Mia!, Pride and Prejudice, and maybe some of those Marilyn Monroe movies he hates and never let's me watch. Nothing like making him regret he didn't give me crap about my choices by choosing movies I know he hates!

So, now that I'm done with the comps and have made a successful go of it, it's back to the grindstone. I have to work on the corrections for the first chapter of my thesis and prep for the semester, which starts on Monday. Prepping means making copies of the info sheets and syllabus for my students, putting Blackboard together, and attending departmental meetings. Tomorrow I have the new graduate student orientation, where they've asked second year students to say a little something about their experience. Friday, I have the composition faculty and English department meetings. Then, next Wednesday, I have a meeting with Dr. Y to discuss my comps and how I might expand on part of it for my thesis. Really looking forward to that meeting!

So yeah, this probably means very little to anyone but me, but that's what this blog's about, having something to look back at.  The important part is that I passed my comps. I passed them, with unanimous approval, and I feel great about it!!