I just received the diploma for my doctorate in the mail today! It is beautiful, shiny and most importantly, official! I have known I had the degree since last November, but I had this irrational fear that the University would decide to change the curriculum and that I wouldn't be done after all!
So now that I'm holding the diploma in my hands, it feels very real, and I know that no one can take it away from me! It was years of hard work and I am so proud of myself for having gone through it and finished it. I did it people!