Just around the corner.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I have a new life waiting for me, just around the corner.

I have been in graduate school since 1812. Okay, not really, but it sure feels like it. It has been a long and very rewarding (and very long!) road. My last class, however, is this coming Saturday. I really can't believe it. This has been such a long time coming and my family and I are going out to celebrate Saturday night. Sushi and sake, here we come!

While this post is certainly celebratory, I have to admit, there is much to be done before Saturday. I have no other choice but to pull out my best eye-of-the-tiger attitude (my sister sings this song to me when I need inspiration), hunker down and get more things done in the next five days than is probably humanly possible. I can do it though. This week will be challenging, but what waits for me around the corner is the longest and best exhalation of this small town girl's life.

As much as there is to get done, there is also lots to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. I will repeat this to myself over and over in the next five days as a reminder of what's to come.

What is to come? As previously mentioned, my last day of school ever. (Dear friends, if I ever mention that I am thinking about going back to school and getting my Ph.D., I give you my full and heartfelt permission to slap me hard across the face.) What else? My boyfriend is coming to town and, as with every trip here and there, I am more excited about this than I can say. I am throwing the party to end all parties with my roommate/great friend, Katie. (Scratch that. We actually threw the party to end all parties a couple of years ago and after the police arrived, we decided not to repeat the magnitude of that fantastic night. Great fun will be had nevertheless.) Finally, my birthday is approaching and I am looking forward to the mandatory cocktails, cake and celebration this *holiday* entails.

Whew, life is good. I just have to get through the next few days. My life is waiting, just around the corner.


  1. Wow, I'm happy for you - and I will definitely slap you if you go for a Phd. That's what I do - smack a hoe. Just kidding. But really, I'm proud of you, and I want you to kick ass this week, and then look forward to the J-man rolling into town and your party. I thought about blowing off your party to go rock, but after reading this blog, I decided it's the right thing to do-do.

  2. Todd, silly. My mother reads this. Do you really want to say "smack a hoe"? :)

  3. Congrats, you did it!!! I am so proud of you!!!

    Last night was fun and yummy. Please note that I have indeed left a comment and picture is actually now displayed as a follower. :)

    Love you bunches!!