I just received word from my committee today that my final content chapter and conclusion are approved. I’ve revised the first 4 chapters and have until February 15th to complete the revisions on the rest of the first draft.
The work isn’t over yet: after I revise the first draft and submit it as a defense draft, my oral defense will be scheduled for mid-March. Still, the relief is substantial at this point. It’s been a long journey this far and I’m incredibly grateful for abundant grace through the research and writing phase.