At this time, a week ago, I left to finish my proposal.

And, I did it.

I actually completed it and then submitted it Monday evening. This was celebrated with a margarita, quesadillas, and the best banana split in the world.

I also decided to christen this proposal with a human name*. Her name is {drum roll} Penelope. Penny for short.

Anyhow, I’m really proud of myself and wanted to share this progress with my little corner of the world. In a semester (year) that has been bleak and difficult, this was a win that I needed.

Writing Mosaic

*A friend of mine began this naming of our dissertations, so that we have something to yell at when it isn’t working. Plus, it’s way more cool to say, “Penny and I are hanging out tonight with a glass of wine” than “I’m working on my dissertation on a Saturday night.” Because, even though I absolutely love my research, Penny’s cooler to hang out with.

  • iris

    Oh man, don’t even get me started on me and my proposal. Er, “my” Penelope 😉