renewed

graduation and vacation has come and gone. not sure how that happened. time never stops freaking me out with its hurriedness. sometimes, i wish it would just pause–even for a minute–so that i could try to take some of it in before it is gone.

graduation is a big deal for me. getting a masters degree was a huge huge major life goal of mine–and i can’t believe i did it. the work that i have put into completing my MPC over the past 3 years is beyond my comprehension at times–especially when i consider all of the life changes i went through. school saved me in a lot of ways; and, i feel like it is some kind of test of my character that i could still pull a 4.0 while dealing with so much bullshit sometimes. i am proud of myself…more so than i probably ever have been. it feels sort of amazing.

graduation was followed by an amazing week of vacation. every part of it was pretty wonderful–the driving, the places we saw, the food we ate, the hotels (for the most part) the connecting, the rain (most of the time), the little bits of sunshine that made us smile, the sore legs from walking, the amazing wine country, and most of all sharing it all with someone who appreciated it all as much as i did. we came home to sunshine and the sort of butterflies in our stomachs that you get when you see your city for the first time in a week and realize how much you missed it. it is so important to get away, but it is always so great to be home again. i am looking forward to more adventures with the mister and the calm that comes being homeward bound.

and now that it is all over, i am looking forward to a summer of heat, patio swing sitting, and spending time with all of those i love so much. πŸ™‚

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