the best laid plans

I am taking the last course of doctoral work right now. I have turned in my application for comprehensive exams for the fall which usually means the 2nd or 3rd week of September.

After turning in the application, I was notified by my adviser that as of August she will no longer be with the university. She is the one who is supposed to gather the questions from the four other professors on my committee and prepare the packets of questions for comps that will total 24 hours of writing time (yes 24). I have taken way more than a majority of classes with her and was planning for her to chair my dissertation committee.

I’m working really hard not to freak. As if comps isn’t stressful enough! And because of all that, I’m having a hard time finishing the tasks at hand for this one class — that are not all that hard. So, please do me a favor, when you read this, if you don’t want to comment, but you will pray, put a + in the comments for me.


About Sarah The Vicar of Hogsmeade

I'm an United Methodist clergywoman with two daughters. I read. I geocache. I look for excuses to laugh. My Ph.D. is on Clergywomen and Grief.
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8 Responses to the best laid plans

  1. Kathryn says:

    Praying of course – and as another E, I need to tell you so.With a hug 🙂

  2. Ruby says:

    all that geo-caching means you have a gift for finding things — and you will find another advisor + + + + + + + andXOXOXOXOXOXOand(((VH)))

  3. cheesehead says:

    What Ruby said…+++++++++++++++

  4. zorra says:

    ++++The same thing happened to me, but I wasn’t as far along in my program as you are. You will get another advisor, and even if that person isn’t familiar with your topic he/she will still be able to help you jump through the right hoops and the right time–and really, that’s what you need from your advisor.

  5. zorra says:

    That’s “at” the right time, of course. Sorry, someone was talking to me while I was typing….++++++

  6. Mary Beth says:

    ++++++++++++o rats!

  7. will smama says:

    You can do this – prayers ascending…

  8. Terri Hendrix, sings that “Things Change.” She’s right, but sometimes it sucks that things change. Praying and trusting both God and you to work this out in your best interest.

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