That day has FINALLY come!!! 🙂 On June 3rd, 2011 after only being in my program for a year, I walked through my graduation ceremony.
I’m still “in school” until August. Well, that’s when my requirements get fulfilled and I receive my diploma, but my last class is actually July 6th. I’m in the process of finishing up a class that ends next week, then another on July 6th, then my independent study session that finishes when I turn in my papers.
I’m basically considering myself finished though. 🙂 I’m applying for positions and looking forward to moving. Where I’m not sure yet, but where ever a job takes me. I received a call back for an interview yesterday, so we’ll just see how that goes next week.
But for now, on to photos!! My parents surprised me with a “Surprise Party” after the ceremony (That lasted three hours!!)
It’s been a busy time for me! My final classes are really taking a toll on me, plus I’m working two jobs (one FT, one internship). I wanted to post a sneak peek at a graduation photo 🙂 This past Friday (June 3rd) I walked in my Graduation ceremony earning my Masters Degree!!
I haven’t received my diploma yet, because the requirements have not been met. They will once I finish these classes. But just knowing that once the classes are done, that I am done. Is a HUGE relief!!
So take a look at my fam (complete with Puppy) and I will get working on the rest!
Today began with an early morning gym session. A 530 am gym session. Since I knew I was going to be running after work, I decided to do a shortened session. I completed 20 minutes (2 miles) on the elliptical, strength training on my arms, and an ab workout.
Then it was time for work… Glorious work… Let’s just say, my job makes for a long day!! I do have some amazing news though!
Are you ready for it??
I found out today, I’m graduating a semester early!!! That’s this summer! 🙂 After this semester I only have 3 more classes to take and then I am home free. I am ecstatic! I’ll have completed a Masters degree in just one year. A not so easy Masters degree.
After work it was time for a run. A wonderful 3 mile run around Wildwood MetroPark.. I decided today to run the 3 mile loop around the woods before heading back home. In all my years at wildwood, I’ve never run this path before. How is that possible?! I LOVED it! There were soft surfaces, street surfaces and bridges to run through, not to mention the weather was gorgeous!
I returned home to work on homework and head to dinner with Andrew :):) we had a lot to celebrate. Firstly, it’s our 6 month anniversary. (well it was on the 10th) we took our first real date, 6 months ago at P.F. Changs. So we decided that’s where we would celebrate tonight. We Aldo were celebrating my graduating early. 🙂 With that will come the stress of finding a job and staying close, before Andrew is ready to move.
Andrew & I
Andrew had fun taking photos on the drive to dinner…
We each got a beer… We also had wonton soup, lettuce wraps, sesame chicken, and dessert, but the photos were too dark.
And he had to get a few more of me
We had an amazing dinner. We talked, we laughed, and we smiled. Our server was great too. We couldn’t leave without saying goodbye to the horse..
How do you like to celebrate?