Kate deposited her PhD dissertation yesterday. So now, honestly and really, she's Dr. Kate. It's really weird to realize now that there's nothing to be anxious about, nothing to work on, nothing to worry about, grad school wise. She's done. And she bought me dinner last night!
This is definitely going to take some getting used to, not having academic anxiety things constantly hanging over her head. Weird for her, and weird for me. This morning she woke up at 6am all work-anxious, realized she no longer had any actual work to be anxious about, couldn't get back to sleep anyway, so got up and took a bath.
I hope she pursues the adjunct professorship that some of her committee were talking about with her. I think she could do a lot of what she wants to do by supervising students and designing a program. But then I suppose the academic anxiety will start all over again.
But, certainly congratulations are in order. I'm really proud of her.
We're going out to breakfast now, then doing some far-too-long-put-off holiday shopping.