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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 01:45 pm
My Grad School Journey - Degree Received!

Back in February 2014, I got the most exciting letter that started a fantastic journey for me.



I kept that letter on my fridge throughout my entire grad school career (and it's still there). When classwork and reading and research felt like it was too much, I looked at that letter and reassured myself that I did belong, that I was chosen to do this work and represent UNC's high level of scholarship. And it was exhausting at times, since I was working FT while going to grad school, but it was always exciting. Plus, I got to spend 2.5 years doing fandom research. Getting a Masters degree with fandom ties? Win-win! I had a wonderful thesis defense, and officially graduated in December 2016 (ceremony to be held this May).

Three years after I got my grad school acceptance letter, in February 2017, I got an even more exciting piece of mail.



It's been a wonderful journey and I hope that my fandom research does not end. There's so much potential areas of exploration out there, and I'm just getting started :)

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: Television

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xjenavivex
xjenavivex
MG Ellington
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 06:47 pm (UTC)

That's awesome!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)

Very exciting :D


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nickygabriel
nickygabriel
Nicky Gabriel
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)

Congratulations :)


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 06:50 pm (UTC)

Thank you!


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denyce
denyce
D
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)

That's fantastic hon - congrats!!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 06:52 pm (UTC)

Thank you :) I'm very happy!!


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silver_chipmunk
silver_chipmunk
silver_chipmunk
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 06:57 pm (UTC)

Congratulations!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 07:10 pm (UTC)

Thank you!


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elayna88
elayna88
Elayna
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 07:17 pm (UTC)

Congratulations!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 07:30 pm (UTC)

Thanks!


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aelfgyfu_mead
aelfgyfu_mead
aelfgyfu_mead
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 07:21 pm (UTC)

CONGRATULATIONS!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 07:30 pm (UTC)

Thank you!


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matsir
matsir
matsir
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 08:26 pm (UTC)

Congratulations!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 09:00 pm (UTC)

Thanks!


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dawnebeth
dawnebeth
dawnebeth
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 08:53 pm (UTC)

Congrats!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 09:00 pm (UTC)

Thank you :)


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taass64
taass64
susan
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 10:23 pm (UTC)

AWESOME!! Congratulations!!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Feb. 12th, 2017 10:24 pm (UTC)

Thanks!


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sgamadison
sgamadison
sgamadison
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 01:06 am (UTC)

Awesome--congratulations!!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 01:13 am (UTC)

Thank you!


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hardboiledbaby
hardboiledbaby
hardboiledbaby
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 01:35 am (UTC)

Woohoo, congratulations!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 01:42 am (UTC)

Thanks! :D


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silver_cyanne
silver_cyanne
Cyanne
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 02:01 am (UTC)

Congrats! That's fabulous and so are you for putting in all the work.


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 02:33 am (UTC)

YAY! Thank you :)


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evil_little_dog
evil_little_dog
Barking at the wind
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 03:42 am (UTC)

Congratulations!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 04:04 am (UTC)

Thank you :)


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helenkacan
helenkacan
Helenka
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 05:01 am (UTC)

Woo with a side of hoo. You're all official, with fancy words and fonts to prove it (lol).

Enjoy exploring your potential paths in life!!!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 02:16 pm (UTC)

Thanks!


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lysimache
lysimache
lysimache
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 02:13 pm (UTC)

Congratulations!!!!!!


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kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Mon, Feb. 13th, 2017 02:16 pm (UTC)

Thank you!


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