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Well, I finally did it! I finally graduated from Ashland University with my MBA. It was certainly a long year a half (and heck that was short!) and while it was nice to be back in the classroom at times it feels so GOOD for it to be over! The ceremony was very nice although it was difficult to enjoy it with freezing rain hitting my face but I had my husband and parents up in the stands freezing their butts offs so I had nothing but love in my heart that day. One of the coolest things for me was to think about all of the times my parents have been there freezing their butts off for me… something about grad school graduation and thinking about how long I graduated from high school and heck even College made me so incredibly grateful for the love and support I have.
And it was just plain cool to think that Tim was standing next to me at our College graduation from Miami University as the boy who stole my heart in College and was sitting on the bleachers this time around as the man I am going to spend the rest of my life with. My does life change fast.
Here are a few pics from the day!
So just want to say grad school just isn’t doing it for me right now!
I decided to take on the task of taking 3 classes this first semester and I have very quickly realized that it was A LOT to take on considering everything going on at work! Work has been extremely busy lately… rewarding, fun, exciting but freaking busy. I don’t get much breathing time throughout the day but I pretty much thrive on fast-paced envrionments that challenge me to think outside of the box and put me in a healthy but uncomfortable zone every now and then. Work has certainly been doing that.
So combine that with grad school at Ashland University with a finance class, organizational development class, and a management information systems class you have a very busy girl with a lot on her plate! I should probably mention here that Finance is killing me and if it wasn’t for my friend and co-worker Bill that I have class with I would be beating my head against the wall. Instead I just keep chugging on knowing it won’t last forever!
However with everything going on I am still doing my very best to make my relationship with my fiance my priority along with relationships with those friends and family members that are always there for me regardless of what I have going on.
It has been through this experience that I have truly come to appreciate a few people in my life that truly deserve a shout out! What I have come to love more and more about Tim each and every day is how easy things are with him. I love him and he loves me and we don’t have to constantly try to make things work because they just do. Our relationship works because we are constantly supporting each other through all of the tough stuff and even though the poor guy only gets to see me for 2-3 hours a night after class (when I am usually doing HW) he constantly supports me and encourages me to just keep going. He helps me with homework just so we can spend some time together and I can’t thank him enough for all of his love and support! Do you have a relationship that comes so easy you don’t feel like you even have to try?
My parents have also been a huge supporter through all of these decisions and new life experiences I am having. Honestly, I feel like I am depending on them as much now as I did when I was 14, couldn’t drive but had everywhere to be. I call to cry, to laugh, and it has been great creating a friendship with each one of them where we can just talk about life. Their guidance and constant emotional support is priceless. They are constantly telling me how proud they are of me and that really helps when I am feeling overwhelmed and feeling like I made the wrong decision.. they are always there to assure me that I CAN do it!
So I am fortunate enough to have friends that are like family to me! Kara is more like a sister than anything else and has been putting up with me crying and complaining even though it has been her wedding time! Not too often do you come across friends that are willing to put aside the single biggest moment in their life to listen to your problems! Rose lives too far and I wish we could play every day but she is constantly there for me whenever I call and is always telling me how capable and smart I am. She probably doesn’t realize how much she helps me but she does! The best part about Rose is that she doesn’t pressure me to call or suggest that I am not making the time to be her friend- she has always respected the fact that friendship doesn’t have to be a daily task and that true friendship exists in every minute of every day regardless of whether or not you had a conversation about it! Then there is Casey who lives next door, works with me, and is a bestfriend! She gets to juggle my ups and downs on a daily basis and I couldn’t thank her enough even if I somehow found the words to say!
I am just plain out thankful for the people in my life! I am a very lucky girl =)
So, who do you appreciate in your life? Have you told them lately? If not, DO IT NOW!