Feb. 6th, 2007

miashell: (subversive liberal academic)
So, tomorrow, 10 AM, for four hours, is the exam.

I feel like I've been through a hell and a half in this process, but I am coming out of the other side knowing I could walk in a classroom tomorrow and teach any of the 60 works on my list, and that I have a pretty decent overview of 20th Century American Lit which will help lay a foundation for my dissertation.  Now, I just need to have a four hour on-paper conversation with three great women- Margaret, Clare, and Anna Mae- (the advisiors who wrote the test) about books I love and how they fit together, based on some pretty narrow themes. 

A year ago, I was ready to quit. Positive I could never do this, that I was too stupid, that I didn't have the talent, that I should just give up.  Maragret and Clare convinced me that I had made it this far, and not to let the "imposter syndrome" get me. 

I am not an imposter. I can do this. And I will.

Thank you to those of you have been such a support, and believed in me. I will carry your strength with me tomorrow.

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