(If you stumbled upon this entry, thank you for reading. I may not have said "thank you" openly with words, but I am grateful to all the lovely people I have in my life.)

As I reflect on what should have been my graduation date, the only words that come to mind are: Thank You.

It is very difficult for me to accept this as my own victory: I owe a debt of gratitude to my family, my friends, my mentors, and my colleagues and peers at work.

For you all, I have written a dedication and acknowledgement directly from my dissertation. I hope that I have also played a significant role in your lives, and I hope that I can return the favour to you.

To anyone who I did not explicitly mention or thank in my work, I did not forget you!

My humblest thanks to you all.

Sincerely, David