I successfully defended my proposal a couple weeks ago. It was anti-climactic. I likened it to turning 18 in that it’s all this build-up to not much different. I’m still a “candidate,” I’m still writing, but it’s one more hurdle behind me.
For those who are interested, the defense involved me sitting at a small conference table with my committee and explaining my research in about 5-8 minutes. They asked some questions, made some suggestions, and that was it. All done. See you when you’re finished.
I’m putting my nose to the grind in order to get this thing done so stick around.