I did it.
I defended my dissertation today. I spent ten minutes waiting while they deliberated.
And I guess it's rare, but they said "No revisions, Doctor."
Thanks, all of you, for your support in this ten-year process I put myself through. Now, to find a tenure-track position.
(I wonder if I can edit my username?)
It's been a roller coaster of a ride, but I did it, folks.
I know there's just no substance here today, but I wanted to let y'all know; it's done. You'll see more of me now that I don't have to work on a dissertation any more!
There really is no feeling like the feeling that you get when they call you Doctor for the first time.