Done.

Well, not really.

I still have finals to grade, semester grades to submit, graduation ceremony to walk through, celebrations to attend with friends and family, and a book chapter to revise and submit to my publisher by June 30.

And then it’s learning the junior English curriculum, purging–then packing–all my belongings, cleaning the apartment, moving to Omaha, attending a family reunion and setting up my new classroom. If I get my own classroom, that is.

I’ve told many, many people that the degree I’ve earned here in Ohio is really secondary to the other things I’ve learned about myself and life in general. One of those general life lessons is that life doesn’t stop. No matter what my plans are, there is always something else to do, something else coming up. You’d think that my years coaching speech would have taught me that. But no, I came to grad school to learn it.

At any rate, I finished my M.A. on time and with reasonable success, and it was hard work. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, my friends, and this:

http://www.hulu.com/embed/bGH6ZB5TqBRdpYPmWypljA

5 Comments

  1. Very funny commercial…but can I just say, HOW COOL…to be able to say “a book chapter to revise and submit to MY PUBLISHER by June 30.”So proud of you (even if you are stressed!)! Love ya! mom

    Like

    Reply

  2. I need some Tressant Supreme and some Annuale and I’ll be set for life….in prison that is!Ha! Congrats my Candidate for a Master of the Arts Sistah!

    Like

    Reply

  3. Can you beliiiieeeeve it??? Congratulations!!! Whohooo!! And I agree with your mom, that is a very cool thing to be able to say. Well done, I am very proud of you!

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.