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Passed my PhD viva!!!

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2plus1 Mon 11-Jul-11 16:57:55

After 6 long years of studying part-time, getting married, having my daughter followed by twins 13 months later and moving house 3 times, I have passed my doctorate!!!

I was really dreading the viva as it felt like a make or break situation for such a long and rollercoaster ride of studying (it has been an ambition for so long now). It was two hours of grilling followed by a pass with minor corrections grin. This was followed by several hours drive home to be greated by my 2 1/2 year old and 18 month old twins happy faces (priceless). Sadly, no major celebrations as it is straight back to reality of staying at home with bambinos...........maybe a planned celebration at graduation. wine

Kveta Mon 11-Jul-11 17:02:37

congratulations Dr! it's a wonderful feeling, isn't it? hope you sleep tonight - I was so wired after mine I had 2 nights I couldn't sleep, as if I'd been popping caffeine pills!!

enjoy changing your title to Dr everywhere you can too grin

and AMAZING well done for doing all that with children! <takes hat off to you>

bumpybecky Mon 11-Jul-11 17:08:10

wooo hoooo! congrats Dr 2plus smile

Shallishanti Mon 11-Jul-11 17:11:56

well done!
I handed in my Mphil just before dts were born, (never such a hot summer or such a small photocopying room) department decided a viva would not be necessary when I informed them I might have to bf during it!

wearymum200 Tue 12-Jul-11 15:03:39

Congratulations! Awesome achievement to actually finish it. Enjoy wine and "just" being Mum for a bit (as in able to devote all your time and energy to DC and yourslef, not a thesis!)

2plus1 Tue 12-Jul-11 15:11:13

Thank you! I am still feeling wired post viva and am having to re-learn the art of relaxing! I am not sure how to be just a mum as the children were born during the PhD! I really want to be able to just be mummy (with no juggling) for a while before going back to work but it is a new skill I need to aquire wink. Definitely need a stress-free break........

Prolesworth Tue 12-Jul-11 15:12:50

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sunsplash Tue 12-Jul-11 19:52:42

Dr 2plus1 congrats and thanks for the inspiration!

Grumpla Tue 12-Jul-11 19:55:09

Congratulations Doc! That is a fabulous achievement. Enjoy your graduation!

Squirrel77 Tue 12-Jul-11 20:40:59

That is so inspiring (I'm in the 'second year slump') - congrats! What an amazing achievement, with three kids in tow!

dotty2 Mon 18-Jul-11 11:30:29

Have been away from MN for a while so just wanted to add slightly belated congratulations. Hope you are still enjoying the warm glow of achievement. I'm in an end-of-first-year, post confirmation of status slump and your news has helped inspire me!

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