Through twists and turns, over and around obstacles, past doubts and worries you’ve been moving in the right direction for a long time.
Sometimes you’ve followed the path laid down by the advice of others. Sometimes you’ve taken wrong turns before you found a way forwards. Sometimes you’ve moved and discovered it was, thankfully, the right thing to do.
But this progress is not all luck. It’s definitely not only due to other people.
You’ve come so far, moved along in the right direction with your research, your thesis and yourself because you did the work. You invested the time. You persisted through a pandemic and disruption and more.
Whatever you feel now about your viva – excited, anxious, unsure or fine – you’re moving in the right direction. You’re on the right path: to preparation, getting ready, succeeding and beyond.
Where will you go next?