i believe it was saturday,
i got an email that said
had been approved and
will be published
i sent an email to family and friends who had expressed interest in reading the crazy thing... and once i got some response back from people, i decided to open the darn .pdf and look it over with new eyes.
i could barely get through the first two paragraphs without bursting into tears (i am waterworks lately)
because even though to some it may not be epic, amazing or even well written...
to me, it's my baby.
someone put some words together and made it beautiful [me].
when i was almost finished with my thesis, i remembered that part in the movie, orange county, when the main character submits a paper to his teacher and his teacher says:
"i read your story. you used a lot of big words. great! good for you! it was a little long, so i didn't read the whole thing, but who cares 'cause i gave you an A!"
gets me every time.
i thought about posting my thesis here on the blog but
a) i don't know how
b) i'm not going to
if you genuinely have interest, leave a comment or write me a little message that you'd like to read it and i'd be happy to send it along.
my cute little 60-page-almost-20,000-word-thesis with words like feminism, gender, patriarchy, neoliberalism, colonialism, capitalism...
oh what fun.
what an accomplishment.
emily. the graduate.
p.s. love the sweaty photo of me? that is on commencement day of graduation. the sun came out while i was wearing a wool dress and a polyester graduation gown. bad news bears.