Go YOU!!! Missie, I love your attitude! And how awesome to go after a PhD. Wow -- that's incredible. And I'm sure you will do it.
I want to share a fantastic commencement address that Gail Collins (NY Times columnist) made at Mt. Holyoke College recently. She talks about the strides we've made as strong women, but also the areas we need to work more on (ie: domestic violence), and it's a really inspiring speech.....http://www.mtholyoke.edu/commencement/address_collins.html
A classmate of mine from Mt. Holyoke emailed it to me yesterday, and it was just what I needed to read. Sometimes we need to be reminded that we're not in this alone -- that there are so many other strong women out there who have been where we are and that we can lean on when we need to.
Thanks for being there, Missie!! You are an incredible support and your comments make me feel so much better. :)