Dissertation Published!

How random is this?!

I came home for lunch today and found this on my front porch:

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It’s a hard copy of my doctoral dissertation.

I got my PhD in 2008!

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It has been four years, and all the sudden, finally, it is published and they mailed my copy of it.

Wowza.

It makes me shudder to remember how hard that was, and all that happened during those years: good things, hard things, learning things.

Nothing has ever been harder, writing-wise.

Man, oh, man, is this thing pretty in nerd world!

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Then I cried to remember my favorite statistics prof who was my committee chair, and passed away last fall.

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What a random adventure, to literally close a chapter on my life.

Guess it is time for a new one, then, maybe?!

Yes.

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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