First, let me say how humbled I am that y’all are still reading. That I’m still getting emails from folks wanting to connect. That my stories and experiences are making a difference. I’m totally and completely humbled.
Second, as you can imagine, I’m exhausted. Tired. Writing a dissertation in a year while nurturing a marriage and raising three energetic and complex children, moving from one home to another, preparing for teaching a summer class, getting geared up for working full-time …yeah, I’m tired.
But I’m also very happy. Because I’m in the final stretch. In two weeks, this long journey comes to a wonderful conclusion. In two weeks I’ll be surrounded by my family and friends to celebrate my graduation from Stanford University with a PhD in Sociology and a JD from Stanford Law School. It’s unreal, but it’s so real.
As my friend said to me, “Doors open for God’s children.” Please don’t take this to mean that I think nonsense like the prosperity gospel is legit. I don’t. I believe, though, that God opened this door not for my fulfillment, but for what this will allow me to do for His kingdom, here on earth, according to His will. And I can’t wait to get started.
I hope to be back writing with regularity after I’m done. Until then, I’m retreating to my cave known as my dining room table to finish writing this dissertation. See you when I get to the other side!