This past Monday was my Prospectus Exam, which was basically a 1.5 hour meeting to discuss my dissertation prospectus/proposal. I wasn’t expecting to find the meeting as rewarding as I did. It was informing, encouraging, and motivating. In fact, if all dissertation writers held one of those meetings once a week, I think they’d all complete their projects within a year! Anyway, I’m now officially beginning my dissertation, and I’m also now officially a doctoral candidate!