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Thursday, December 2, 2010

I See the Light

I see the light at the end of the tunnel...I just hope it isn't a train.

I am so excited to be coming to the end of my graduate school term next week. I am especially excited because it is the LAST semester before I graduate. I am working pretty fanatically to finish up the last of my papers and projects. I think they are trying to weed out the weak by making this last semester really, really, really tough. It has taken a lot more of my time than some other semesters have but it is finally drawing to an end.

I get really excited to think about how this change will affect my life. I will definitely have more time to spend visiting with friends, reading blogs, having a dates. I will have more time to work on finding an agent and working on the WIP and revisions with Jean. I will definitely have a LOT less stress because I won't have assignments due every week or papers to write or exams to study for. YEAH!!! Eventually I will even have a bit more money when the state gets around to sending my new certificate to my central office.

I know that some people love going to school and many are sort of sad when they graduate. That's not me. I am always so excited to be moving on to the next new exciting chapter of my life. This upcoming graduation has made me think about the other times I have graduated. Each and every time I have surged forward in a new adventure. I am looking forward to seeing what this newest chapter of my life brings.

How do you feel when life opens a new chapter up for you?


  1. Lately my light at the end of the tunnel has been the train. So glad your school is coming to an end! We are all impressed by your tenacity and dedication to get that degree!

    My new chapters in life recently have been not so great. But I have learned a lot of lessons from them. Perhaps that is why I have been given them to learn. I hope I have...

  2. I am so proud of you! You really do get to start living again after graduate school. You will remember that yes, you love teaching and how blessed you are. Though maybe you haven't forgotten these things but I sure did! Congratulations Stephanie!!!!!

  3. Stephanie, I'm so impressed with how hard you've worked, and a bit envious of the results. You're never going to think back on this time and wish you hadn't done sweat blood and tears to further your education. I hope you'll remember the little people when you've got that diploma in your hands. :D

    New chapters? They happen all the time. We just have to be open to the wonderful breeze that filters in through the cracks in the wall, or the open window. Sometimes change comes like a fierce wind when a door left ajar. Other times change comes in whisps or like mist seeping over your toes. It's how we choose to deal with change, or these new chapters of our lives that matters. Our outlook on life makes the biggest mark upon us and those around us.

    So as you step across another threshold, new and wondrous things will open up to you. I love the new Katy Perry song, "Firework", or at least I think that's what it's called. It's so uplifting and positive.

    Baby let me see your Fireworks
    Let me see your colors burst

    And it goes on to talk about when one path closes we're led onto another more meaningful path, one we're destined to walk. Genius lyrics. Yep, that Katy Perry knows how to write songs!

  4. Of course, that shouldn't be 'haven't done sweat'. For one, southern girls don't sweat, we perspire or glisten. Second, I don't normally talk like that, even though I live down south. LOL!

  5. Cheryl-You are wise to take the non-fun new chapters and learn from them. That at least you are taking away the valuable lessons.

    Laurie-Thanks for the support and congrats! I am really looking forward to enjoying teaching again.

    Kathy-Thanks for the support and kind words