This is an important post for me. The last couple of months have been groundbreaking. I’ll go as far as to say they were life-changing. I’ve submitted the single longest (and one of the most important) pieces of writing in my academic career — my dissertation. The piece got the highest mark. I’ve passed all the other assignments, too. Today, however, is special. The chapter in my life called ‘higher education’ ends here. Ladies and gents, I’ve graduated. With distinction. Here’s a look back on how I got here.