Well I wasn't really nervous about the oral part of comps because, let's face it, talking is pretty much one of the things I do best LOL. Seriously, I was confident about my proposal and all so I wasn't stressing. Until I got in there and they started asking me questions and more questions... "why did you choose to do this instead of that? How did you determine which whatever tonuse?" and the worst were the questions that took about 10 minutes to ask where I couldn't follow where they were going and didn't know what they had asked by the time they got finished LOL. I think I did OK but it was completely unnerving and I have never felt quite as stupid as I did between 1pm and 3:30pm this afternoon!!!
Definitely NOT the most fun I've had in a while :) But its over! I find out next week if I passed and get to start my dissertation or if I have to do this all over again next semester! Fingers crossed but there is nothing else I can do at this point, so I'm focusing my stress on other areas of my life for now ...
For instance ... my father in law had a heart attack last weekend, triple bypass surgery on Monday and is still in ICU. He also now has pneumonia. So if you're of the praying persuasion, please feel free to add him to your prayer list, or just send positive thoughts his way!
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