First, I want to say thank you to you all for your wonderful comments on my last post. It’s scary to put yourself out there, but the support from you all makes me feel so much better. You all are so great and I meant it when I said I loved my blogging family!
Now, moving on to the exciting news.
I can’t believe it. I actually did it. I wrote a 112-page Master’s thesis in less than a year while taking a full load of classes (and even threw in a half ironman and a full racing schedule in there for good measure). After hole-punching 350 pages 5 pages at a time and getting everyone from the Dean of the college to the Pope to sign off on my thesis, they tell me that I am actually going to graduate in a couple of weeks with a Master’s degree!
I am not going to lie, it feels pretty good to know I survived this school year. I survived numerous all-nighters, drinking so much coffee I started shaking like a 50-cent mall massage chair, occasional fits of sleep-deprived insanity, and nightmares of not graduating after a whole year of stress and hard work.
I would NOT have been able to survive this year without the support of my amazing husband, family, and friends. That includes you guys! Thanks for being patient with me when I disappeared for a few days at a time and turned into the occasional stress monster.
It’s been a wild and crazy year, but a great one, at that. Now I am ready to move on, celebrate, and find out what the next chapter of my life will hold!
Stage one celebration was some champagne, asiago crackers, and quince paste that my lovely sister brought home for me! What a sweetheart!
Stage two celebration was heading over to Truckeroo II on Friday night (even though I hadn’t packed a thing yet). Truckeroo is a big DC food truck festival, and it was awesome.
My sister and I split some Ethiopian food; a grilled brie, apple, and honey sandwich on multi-grain bread and a watermelon, feta cheese, and balsamic vinegar salad from Big Cheese; and an amazing cookies and cream cupcake from curbside cupcakes.
And bright and early Saturday morning, my husband and I got on a plane to San Francisco to celebrate our one year anniversary and me being done with grad school. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate!
(If there are any creepers out there reading this, you should know know that people are living in our house while we are gone:P Sorry, am I the only one that worries about that?)
So if you don’t hear from me a lot this week, it’s because I’m off enjoying my vacation. I’m still thinking of you guys, though. Especially those of you who are racing today!
Oh, and please go check out my guest post over at Peanut Butter Bandit. Thank you!:)
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
-Doing my Half Ironman and getting my Master’s degree might be tied right now…:)