Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mission Accomplished

After two years, 14 classes and more papers and projects than I can possibly count, last night officially marked the end of my grad school education! Happily, the evening ended on a memorably positive note, as I closed out one of my favorite classes of the entire program to a round of applause from fellow classmates and also found out that I had received full points on a rather difficult assignment.

After the craziness of the past couple weeks, it’s surreal to think that I’m really, truly done and am now free to begin planning for the next phase of my life and career. I definitely have a few big decisions to make, and while that can certainly be overwhelming and even a bit frightening, I’m also incredibly excited about the new adventures to come!

Super cute graduation card from my in-laws. I love owls! 
Thank you all so much for your kind comments and support following my husband’s injury and my Nana’s diagnosis, too. I’m happy to report that Stephen is feeling so much better and that his shoulder is healing up much more quickly than we originally anticipated. Now that school is done, I’ll also be heading to California later this week to spend Mother’s Day with my mom and Nana, both of whom I can’t wait to see!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful week, and thanks for sticking with me throughout the past several weeks of mayhem. It feels great to finally let some of the stress go and get back to doing the things I love with the people I love! 

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! I am SO glad you are done with school and those 2 weeks certainly flew by didn't it!?!?! So glad Stephen is doing better and you'll see your Mom and Grandmother this weekend. Enjoy!

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  2. Hooray! So many congrats, Heather! You deserve to take a break and enjoy California after all of your hard work. So happy for you!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS. I am so happy for (and jealous of) you! :)

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  4. Congrats to you! That is a huge accomplishment and you should be so proud!! Enjoy your time with your mom and Nana!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS, HEATHER!!! I am SO proud of you. You did it, girl! Totally badass ;o)

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  6. Congratulations! I knew you'd make it through - so glad to hear that things are looking up for your family. I'll send positive thoughts that your Nana is feeling good enough to join you for a meal out for Mother's Day this weekend :)

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  7. Congratulations!!! It must feel awesome to be done. Great job!

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  8. OMG A huge congratulations are in order!! What an accomplishment for you!! You and your hubby should be so proud! Hopefully now that school is done you will be able to have fun and enjoy your summer!!! So happy for you!

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  9. congratulations to you!! cheers to your next adventure. i hope you enjoy the weekend in CA w/ your mom and nana :)

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  10. Congrats! So proud of you! It must feel great to finally be done.

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  11. Yay! Congratulations!! I can't even imagine how good you must feel right now. You are so inspiring, and should be so proud!

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  12. Congratulations, Heather! This is great news, and I am sure you are so happy to be done.

    *Erin

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  13. Congrats Heather!!! You are an amazing woman and Im so happy for you!!! I love the card!!! OWLS!!!!! <3

    I have been out of the loop, so I hope your hubby and Nana are doing okay. All my love! xoxo

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  14. I know how it feels to be done with graduate school. Congratulations and have some fun!

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  15. woohoo!!! Congratulations!!!

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  16. hooray hooray hooray! Congratulations on your accomplishment! and I'm glad to hear that your husband is feeling much better. Have a beautiful weekend!

    ♥ laura
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  17. Heather, I am so happy (and crazy jealous) that you are done. I know you and your husband are anxious to get the next phase of your life started. I am so glad we both ended up in the program together and it has been a joy to get to know you. I feel like everyone from the program is a comrade of war, we went through a lot together. Lets not let the east coast west coast distance stop us from keeping in tough throughout our careers. Cheers!

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  18. Way to go Heather! Enjoy your time away!

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