Most important week of my life so far


This is me in the picture. It is from this Wednesday. I had three graduation ceremonies and one celebration this way. I am finally no longer a student (ever in my life, probably), ever since I started school.

I had a crazy week. I am moving for work soon, so I went apartment-hunting last weekend and this early week (hence the lack of a post from me last week). I used the apps but also walked for hours and hours in the streets to find an apartment. I had heard that Santa Barbara is a hard place to rent apartments in, but I did not expect this level of difficulty. But eventually it worked out and now I have a place to move to.

Right after I came back to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara, graduation ceremonies started. The first one was the hooding ceremony, which is a ceremony only for PhD students. PhD graduates are hooded by their advisor to signify their achievement in completing the program. The photo is from after that ceremony. Then we had a main ceremony and a diploma ceremony on Friday, followed by a reception.

Crazy week! But it is the week that signifies to me most clearly the end of an era in my life and the start of a totally new era. The ceremonies signify the end. The apartment situation signifies the beginning of the next. Oh, and also I got approved to start work earlier than initially planned this week too. So, that is again a sign for my new life. So, I am trying to process a lot of things at the same time but I am definitely very excited.

This post essentially does not have a point other than being weekly report of what happened to me. But it was a very important week for me, so I wanted to share with you all. Take care!


29 thoughts on “Most important week of my life so far

  1. Congratulations. And, well done on the apartment. These are bits of new that are good to hear: an update on your life is very pointy, Dr. Erbasi 🙂

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