As of 4pm yesterday afternoon, I’ve finished all of the requirements for my Master’s in History at Simmons and had both of my advisers sign off on the final draft of my thesis, “How to Live?: The Oregon Extension as Experiment in Living, 1964-1975.” It’s been three+ years in the making, and I’m honestly not quite sure how it feels, yet, to be finished. Though I have no shortage of projects waiting to fill the space left by thesis editing!
I’ll be providing (fingers crossed I sort out the tech!) an online version of my colloquium presentation — what I refer to as the “teaser” to my thesis — over at the project blog at some point during the next few weeks. And eventually I’ll be posting a link to the PDF of the entire thesis, if the “teaser” version was enough to whet your appetite.
Meanwhile, I think it’s time to watch this video again. Because regardless of whatever “official” accomplishments one has in life, I really do believe it’s the personal interactions that count. Remember: You. Are. Awesome. Yes, YOU.
May all of you experience moments of validation today, tomorrow, and every day thereafter.