Kind of Like Pinnochio, Today I Became a Real PhD Candidate!

All the cheesy balloon gifs!

I got my letter of qualification today, which means that the first hurdle on my path toward my PhD is done! I have five semesters to get ready for my Comprehensive Exams, though, and after that is the dissertation. And somewhere in there I'm trying to squeeze an MFA in literary translation on the side to complement my studies.

But the first step is behind me! Huzzah!