For the past three years, I've been working my tail off trying to get my PhD. Last year wasn't so great (getting struck by lightning, having a stalker, getting eaten alive by fire ants, and all SORTS of other issues), but I really think 2010 is going to be a great year. Anyways, back to the point of this post.. the happy dance.
Last week was a great week. First, I passed my proposal defense and got my IRB material in by the February deadline. Then, I had a surprise Valentine's Day visit from my ex-boyfriend*. Then, I got offered my dream job. It was such a fantastic week, that by the point I got the offer, I couldn't hold in my excitement anymore. The happy dance came out and small children cried. Granted, it is a little scary to see me acting so spastic, and the happy dance may be a mix between the Macarena, the tootsie roll, and Elaine from Seinfeld, and I may look like an idiot doing it… but I don’t care. I’m psyched!
The reason is (and I am EXTREMELY happy to announce this) that I am the newest Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication at Oklahoma State. This is a great fit for me, and I couldn’t be happier. I still have to finish the big D, but I should be coming back in the next 6 months. So, watch out, y’all. This sassy southern girl is about to come home, and I may be wearing a lot of orange.
So, out of respect to my two favorite schools, I must say:
ROLL TIDE!!! and GO POKES!