Friday, 16 October 2015

Life Recently: It's Official... I'm a Doctor!

Hi, everyone! Coming at you today with a quick, but exciting post. Most of my regular readers will know that I've been in graduate school for the past million several years and that I completed my PhD Dissertation work back in May. That was beyond a huge milestone for me and yesterday marked another- my graduation! I got to don my velvet robes and cap, cross the stage, and make this thing official: I have my doctorate! Just call me Blogger, Ph.D. :)


The ceremony yesterday was long, but lovely. Between the nerves and the heaviness of the gown, I was hot!! It felt like such a relief to finally line up near the stage to get my diploma. Once on there, I was hooded by my longtime supervisor, who has been by my side for the past 8 years. It was quite an emotional moment! 



Afterwards, we headed outside for some fresh air, where I met up with my (ultra proud) parents. I posed for some photos and shared the love with my family, classmates, and professors. 



By the time the ceremony and photos were over, my tummy was grumbly so we head down to Joey Eaton Centre, a nearby restaurant, for some celebratory grub. My boyfriend Adam met us there for the meal, which completed the special day perfectly! 


To conclude, I want to send a heartfelt thank you to all of my friends in the blogosphere who have sent along their congrats and messages of support as I finished up my Ph.D. Your kind words and encouragement truly mean so much!!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

31 comments:

  1. Amazing girl!!! Congratulations on finally being done! 8 years, wow! It is quite an accomplishment and you must be so proud!! Enjoy this amazing time!
    What was your field?
    I am hoping to graduate in the next year as well, I can imagine your excitement and relief!! Have an amazing weekend Dr. Jen, Blogger, Ph.D.!
    xo
    Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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  2. That's amazing!!! Congratulastions, you rock <3!!

    xxxx

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  3. Love the photos, congratulations, you look radiant Dr. Vibrant Beauty ;-)

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  4. Congratulations and you must be sooooo proud! What is your field if I may ask?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  5. You amazing lady. It's something I hope for my future - you're such an inspiration! x

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  6. Congratulations, that is an amazing achievement!
    The Beauty Bloss

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  7. Congratulations! What a mile stone that is~ I'm hoping to start my masters next year <3
    xxx
    She Will Be

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  8. So proud :) How amazing, congratulations!!! Time to update your side bar :)

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  11. Congratulations Dr Jen! Dr Jen sounds cool doesn't it :)?

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  12. Wow, what a huge accomplishment! That's amazing, congratulations :)

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  13. A big congrats to you!!! What a milestone!! What are your plans for the future?

    xo Kat @ Katness

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  14. Congratulations!! That is an amazing accomplishment and you should feel so proud!

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  15. Well done, beautiful! A PhD is no small feat, and you've done well!

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  16. Yay, a big big congratulations, girl! You have every reason to feel so proud right now!

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  17. wow ! Congrats !!!!!!!!

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  18. Congrats on finishing your PhD!

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  19. Congratulations, Jen!!
    The grad photos look lovely. :D

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  20. So so happy for you! I'm sure the ceremony was just the icing on the cake! Congrats Dr. Jenn! You look good in your academic regalia.

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  21. CONGRATS!!!! what a thrill to have your doctorate degree! And major KUDOS to you for achieving that degree. =) you're a hot PhD!
    xo,
    nancy

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  22. Congrats Jen! The whole beauty blogging community is very happy for your awesome achievement! Hope you have a fabulous day.

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  23. Congratulations! That's so amazing!

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  24. WHAT!!! How could you have kept up with such an amazing blog WHILE getting your PHD?! That is INSANE, woman!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :) :) So so proud of you! I'm sure balancing everything was not a piece of cake!!

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