After a long and arduous journey, my thesis has been bound and submitted, and the result is in. I want to burst with happiness and pride – my grade is an A. My viva was held in July, an hour-and-ten-minutes-long weird and wonderful and TAXING and OH-SO-OVERWHELMING experience, by the end of which I was sobbing with sheer emotion. (I really need to get this crying thing under control. Anyway.)
It has been one of the most exhausting things I’ve ever done, but I managed to cobble together a bunch of words which I’m really proud of, and which have been very well-received. It doesn’t contain any ground-breaking revelations, but I’m hugely pleased with my little academic contribution. Let’s hope there will be more to come throughout my life.
There were highs and a ridiculous amount of lows, but it all led to a very happy ending. I’m graduating Doctor of Laws in mid-November, and I got straight As in my final year’s subjects. I’ve essentially finally hacked the UoM law course, and managed to bag myself the notarial warrant, and a job as a lawyer(!!!!) in the process. High five, everyone! (You can totally achieve whatever you want, just ignore the negative/horrid people around you that try to get you down. They deserve The Worst Things.)