Friday, April 07, 2006

Almost There

Today, as I was looking at my grad picture hanging in my office, it occured to me that this leg of my journey is almost complete. In little over a month I will be attending the Spring Convocation at UNBSJ and receiving my BA/BEd degree.

There were times over the past five years that I felt I was never going to see the day when I would receive my degree. Life has a way of throwing obstacles in your way and there were plenty of them for me to overcome - the loss of my husband, raising my daughter on my own, financial responsibilities, and finding the time to study, read, research, and write papers while working full time. Now that I have time to stop and take a breath, I wonder how I managed to do it all. Somehow I became a master of time management and was able to keep up with my studies, keep my home comfortable, and my daughter happy (even though we had a few rough patches along the way). My friends and family have said all along I should be proud of my accomplishments but I always told them I was only doing what had to be done.

Now that I think about it, they were right, I should be proud of what I have done. So, on May 19th I will proudly accept my degree with a big smile on my face and perhaps, with a little sigh of relief.

Congratulations Lucy! You most certainly deserve your degree and any other positive recognition to come your way.

Ps- That is a lovely picture!
Ditto to both comments. You have worked hard and done wonderful work. It was such a pleasure to have you as a student. And it is a lovely photo, because it looks just like you.
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