Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

I know I said that I wouldn't be posting anything on here in the next little while, but I just got uber duber excited for graduation and decided that I need to write about it. (That and I don't want to be working on homework. Blogging is a great distraction).
I have been in college for 5 years, studied for tests in 44 classes, and have attended 13 semesters to earn 2 majors.

And I am almost done!

Two weeks from tomorrow I will be in the Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus in cap and gown receiving my degrees (or at least the folders that will hold them after my grades come through). Wow. I can almost feel the relief that will rush through me as I know that I am done. Completely done. 100% DONE!

...for a while...

I start my graduate program in the Fall. August 23 to be exact. Hmm...was it the best idea to go straight from 5 years in my undergraduate to 2 more gruelling years in a graduate program? I suppose. After all, my program has 100% employment for their students after graduation. Plus, I truly love speech pathology and cannot wait to become a licenced SLP-CCC.

As much as I enjoy the time Bob and I spend in our little apartment, I look forward to the day we can move into our own house, paint it in fun, bright colors, buy matching furniture, and get an adorable puppy. I'd also like to go to the store and be able to buy raisins regardless if they are on sale and we have a coupon to go along with it. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Bob and I will always be bargain shoppers, but a splurge every once in a while sure sounds nice!

I look forward to not panicking each month waiting for 'ladies time' and wondering if I am pregnant. With both of us in school for another 2 years, a baby would be very hard to take care of right now. We don't have insurance, we live in a 1-bedroom apartment, and we do not make enough money to support a little one. I am excited to be a mom when the time is right, and unfortunately, that time won't be right until the fall of 2012 (at least). It just sucks that all my friends and siblings are having babies right now. It is making me REALLY baby hungry. Especially for a girl. But the time is just not right. All good things will come in time, and a baby and puppy go along with that.

Despite all the things to look forward to in the future, I am happy where I am now. I know that after Bob and I have kids our lives will never be the same. I am enjoying all the time that we are able to spend together just the 2 of us. We are taking this time to grow closer together and make our relationship strong. Life is good.

Oh boy, tangents are fun! Back to the point of this post: graduation. Still excited to be done. It makes me think back to my high school graduation. Now THAT was something to be excited about!
All that stands between me and graduation is 4 papers, 1 assignment, and 2 final exams. Now if I can only find the motivation to finish it all! One day at a time, right? Right! Now please excuse me as I go procrastinate some more on Facebook.


Lisa Louise said...

congratulations!!!! i'm so excited for you :) come running with me this summer while you are off!!

Liz said...

YAY!!! It is awesome being so close to the finish line, keep it up, your almost there.

Maddie said...

You crack me up and I love your blog! 2 majors??? You are a rockstar!!! (And you won't regret going right into your grad me, I don't think any of us would ever get them done if we took breaks in between!!) Congrats on graduation, and a side note- you will be an awesome mom someday!!

Melinda said...

So much to say...but the raisins on sale made me laugh. Come on Cryla, if you're going to splurge on something do it on something other than raisins! ;) And can I just say that you will be an amazing mommy (when the time comes) and you will be so good at feeding your adorable little girl and her best-friend-with-a-matching-BFF-bracelet Kraft macaroni and cheese since it will also be their favorite lunchtime meal. :) I think it's awesome you get to do a Master's program. You will be fabulous.