Well it was nerve wracking but I made it through last week. On Thursday February 20th, 2020 at 10:00 am, I had my Oral Thesis Defense. I was pretty anxious leading up to the actual defense, I took the first of the week to prepare and go over what I wanted to say in my defense and practice. I then received the news that around 70 undergraduate students were going to attend my defense, along with the already 15 fellow graduate students and an unknown amount of professors, I got pretty nervous. However given the space of the University Gallery it was suggested that only half of the students attend to avoid crowding of the space. The day came and I defended my work in front of 60 or so people. At first I was really anxious to start speaking, however after I few minutes I felt calm. The whole process took about an hour, the part where I talk, the questions asked by the professors and then their deliberation. I was told the good news and then this over whelming sense of relief came over me. It is kind of an odd feeling, that moment is built up over three years and it all comes together in a weeks time then in just one short hour, its over. There is plenty of stuff left to do and work I want/need to get done but last week was the bulk of it. So I am relieved, excited, and ready!