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I can't believe I passed!

User: MoonMilk89 - 03 December 2020 17:31

I posted a series of neurotic, anxious threads here a few weeks back. I was waiting for the examiners' reports and I was a complete and utter mess. Nobody could convince me (for more than five minutes) that I wasn't going to outright fail. I was so convinced of it, that I wrote out a whole plan-b for my life and saved it in a word document. I was certain I would fail my PhD, lose my tenure promise at work, and become destitute.

Well, a week ago, I received a very enthusiastic, early morning call from my supervisor. I'm still in disbelief. Two of the examiners passed me without any edits (one wanted to pass me with distinction). One passed me with very minor grammatical edits and no resubmission necessary.

Guys, I just can't. It's literally just starting to set in a week later. Not only did I get my PhD, my tenure promise will also come into effect starting January and it comes with a hefty pay raise.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who tried to reassure me while I was spinning out!

User: bob86 - 03 December 2020 20:47

Congratulations and extremely well-done on passing without corrections, I'm sure that's very rare. Enjoy the celebrations :)

User: rewt - 03 December 2020 22:03

Congratulations! I remember you posting a few weeks ago and feeling for you so hard. I am so glad you got it and can relax easily now. I hope you can now enjoy a nice stress-free Christmas!

User: Sam66 - 03 December 2020 22:31

Many congratulations!...I have my viva in two weeks.. and just so worried about it
It was so nice to see this message,
Welcome to the rest of your life as a DR!!! YESSS!!!

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