I graduated last Friday, 16 December, thus completing my doctoral degree. Having successfully defended my dissertation back in September, I spent the intervening time getting accustomed to the title of Doctor. Still, even after graduation, I am not used to that title. That said, hearing and seeing “Dr.” in front of my name makes the past 6.5 years–or however many it took to complete the Ph.D. program–very worthwhile. Now to conquer the job market.