It's over, I am done, and I am officially a Ph.D. candidate. Hooray.
It was pretty brutal, almost 3 hours of direct questioning about everything from small details to the fundamental premise of my research proposal. I know I did a good job, but it is hard not to feel a little beat down after having to defend yourself so intensely for 3 hours.
But it is done, in the past. Lots of experiments ahead and I am very much looking forward to getting back to the bench and back to real life.
Plus a mani/pedi and a coconut latte on the way home having me feeling much better.
I am exhausted, off to veg for bit. Thanks for all your support these past few weeks!