Finish Line

Finish Line
You Can Do It!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

 I've been driving Julie's PhD bus since 2005...and it's been a long and arduous journey.
But thanks to my WONDERFUL family and friends who have cheered me on and held me up... most especially my sweetheart...who could make me believe I was a dissertation-killing Ninja Tiger when I so did not feel that way ... got done!

 And Monday, November 4, 2013 was a particularly glorious day on the CU Boulder campus!!

As the committee members deliberated, and Julie and Kim stood in the hallway hear the 'verdict.'                                 

My deepest appreciation to all of you who posted here and sent your encouragements in so many ways.  It helped.  And I am forever grateful!!!
-Dr. Graves

Sunday, November 3, 2013

You are well prepared--so take off!

Prepared for the Rest of the Journey

Okay, Julie, 

You've got everything you need, you've prepared well, you've done great presentations before, and you've got your support team behind you.

Now enjoy this last leg of the dissertation journey!

Looking forward to your call when you get that backpack off!

Hugs, Gayle


I'm pulling for you, Jules!!!!  I know you will do a remarkable job of defending your dissertation tomorrow.  I applaud you for this journey and cannot wait to celebrate your major life accomplishment! You will soon flip the switch from "git
er done!" to "Got 'er done!!!!!!"(Fortunately spelling and grammar don't matter in this instance.)   Love and positive energy to you my friend...Jane