Late last night I took a major step forward in my studies — I submitted the last research paper for the last module of content in my degree program before I begin working on my doctoral thesis (dissertation) proposal in January. The research was entitled Diversity and Aha Moments in Doctoral Student Identity Development, and helped to fill-in some background in the literature as well as lay more of a foundation for when I presently begin working on the all-consuming doctoral paper.
Not sure what feedback I will receive and how much I may need to revise it, but I want to share this and thank all those people who have been so helpful and encouraging to me throughout all the years I have engaged in study.
Next steps include begining to bring everything together and try to articulate my proposed study. Think I will use a brainstorming tool to help me visualize this.