Thursday, July 24, 2008
So yesterday I got up, ate a peanut butter sandwich, and then FINISHED MY MASTER’S DEGREE!* I took my last two final exams yesterday. I walked into the library as worried student, and then a few hours later I walked out of the library as a free woman! I wanted to throw my hat up into the air, just like Mary Tyler Moore, except that I didn’t have a hat. I also wanted upbeat music playing in the background, as if I were in my own movie or TV show, but someone forgot to call the sound crew. Regardless, I still managed to let out a loud squeal - sort of like “Yeeeee!” – and it was just as satisfying. Thankfully, I don’t think anyone saw or heard me. I feel completely liberated, in ways that I didn’t expect. Like last night. Husband and I watched TV together, and not once did the guilty thought of “I should be studying” creep into my mind. And, at other times, I feel like twirling around for no good reason except for remembering that I’m finished. I’m going to gather up most of my textbooks and get them ready to sell. I’m going to spend a whole day exploring a nearby town and having fun. I’m going to remember to stop and be thankful for the opportunity I’ve had to get this degree. And then I’m going to start twirling around again. *At least, I really hope I’m finished. I still haven’t gotten my grade back from my comprehensive exam, but I hope I passed! (Also, I hope I haven’t bugged the poor testing lady so much that she’s starting to secretly wish ill will on me and my family.) Likewise, hopefully I passed the two exams I took yesterday!