Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I just got home from taking my last academic test ever (as far as I'm concerned.  Maybe someday I'll see fit to pursue more education, but not for a long, long time).  Last night was my final presentation.  I'm done.

It's a surreal feeling.  It's scary.  It's liberating.  I'll no longer be able to hide from the real world under the label of "student."  I'll actually have a career (once I find a job...).  I'll finally be making "real" money.

It's strange to be at the top of  the proverbial mountain I've been slowly climbing these past twenty-plus years.  Looking down at my past and my future spread out below me and stretching toward opposite ends of the horizon, I expected to have a moment of triumph, complete with Rocky-like stance.

Instead, I feel nothing but a sense of wonder and dizzying vertigo.


  1. Congratulations on a job well done! It's definitely a new phase of life you're entering-- enjoy it for all it's worth! Just think... no more homework ever again... :)

  2. Linds,
    Great job! I'm so proud of you!

  3. Yay!! Congrats!!! You've worked hard, now go play! And come to St. George, we're here till the middle of June..

  4. I only have one more take-home test, and then I'll be doooneeee. I am soooo excited.

  5. I'm so excited for you! You've done great