10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 . . . It’s Coming

Within the next 10 days my last class will be over, and I will officially be done with the program. I’m surprised by how excited I am. Although, why this surprises me is mystery. Overall, I somewhat feel as if I am coming out of a two and a half year hibernation – everything seems bright, shiny and new. The fact that spring seems to have arrived is definitely adding my lighthearted and happy mood. Today, the sky was blue, the grass was green and the temperature was quite nice.

While I certainly have done non-school-related things since I started the program back in the fall of 2005, I do feel as if I have put a good portion of my life on hold. My husband has long grown tired of hearing my stock responses to almost every major question – “Let’s wait until I finish school,” “Please, just let me finish school,” “No, I can’t because I have homework that I need to do.” I have lost count of how many things I have put off because of school. Partly, this is because of money. Paying for tuition has had a huge impact on our lives. I actually just finished paying off the credit card bill for this last semester. Yeah, no more tuition!!!!!

So, I’m starting to feel human again. I wasn’t entirely aware of how much of myself I was repressing. But, I’m ready to feel less constrained and less constricted. I’m willing to bet that I will probably have some adjusting to do and will probably feel like I am at loose ends for a while. But, it will be good. I will have my life back – maybe I can get back to gym, maybe I can clean my house, maybe I can detach this laptop from my hip. Wow, it all sounds incredibly wonderful!

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7 Responses to 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 . . . It’s Coming

  1. Andrew says:

    congrats on your upcoming graduation! Always good when it’s done..

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thanks Andrew!! I am enjoying being this close to finished. 🙂

  3. mrlindner says:

    Congrats, Jennifer!

    It has been an adventure reading about your experiences in school. And even though it is only me, I know full well the feeling of constraint and of your life being on hold.

    Best in everything!

    And, greedily, I hope you’ll still find things to blog about.

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  5. Jennifer says:

    Since your mention continuing to blog mrlinder, I will say that I have thought off an on about what my blogging plans should be after I graduate. However, I think that I’m going without an actual plan. It will be what it will be!!

    Thanks for the congrats!

  6. mrlindner says:

    Blogging plans? I can understand some people’s use of ’em, but they seem like such an anathema to me. 😉

  7. Jennifer says:

    Agreed!!! I didn’t really want to admit that I’ve never really had any concrete blogging plans beyond actually deciding to blog. I think I will try and continue in that vein.

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