Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7 (16 days before my 32nd birthday), I will sit for my dissertation defense. 10 AM at Southern Seminary in Louisville.
For a couple hours, I will present my findings and listen intently as my dissertation committee gives me their critiques of my research and writing. I will have opportunity to ask them questions about ways the document can be improved before the final printing later this summer.
If everything goes good (as I predict it will), then tomorrow by around 12 noon, it will be all over. My doctoral studies will be complete. My dissertation will be defended. And my name will be changed forever to Dr. Garrison.
Wow. Big day.