Thursday, July 24, 2008

School's Out...Forever!

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!

19 comments:

Reynie said...

Congrats!!! You won't know what to do with your free time now!

A. said...

Congratulations! Isn't a wonderful feeling not to have anything school-related hanging over your head anymore? You'll need a new hobby just to fill your time! : )

Leslie said...

Wow, congratulations!

(PS - You asked the other day if I liked Fast Food Nation. I enjoyed it very much, though there were times when I was near tears.)

Crazy Daisy said...

Congrats! What a great feeling!

Kel said...

Congrats! That is so exciting...now what to do with all your free time??

~K

wendy said...

Congratulations! Good job!

Ann M. said...

Congrats!

Isabel said...

HOLY CRAP.

Congratulations. (About the degree, not the PB&J!)

Semi-Charmed Wife said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You should be very proud of yourself--getting a Master's is A LOT of work. Go you!

Kelsey said...

Congrats that is great!

Flibby said...

Wow, Congratulations!

Annie said...

Yay you!!! Congratulations and I'll bet you did great on those exams.

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,

Congratulations - and the twirl is a wonderful way to celebrate education!

Playful Professional said...

So many congratulations. Next big goal, run a marathon. That sound be an easy step after a masters. Congrats again!!

Chris said...

Yahoo! You did it! Way to go! (The twirling reminds me of "You've got Mail".... too cute!

whatlizsaid.com said...

Congratulations!!! :)

The Mrs. said...

CONGRATS!! Ah sweet relief, enjoy all your free time!

Britt said...

Let's just assume you got your Masters. Here's a big CONGRATS for you.

Tom Goering said...

WOOOOT! :)