Ok, first thing is that the BIG thing is in the mail.
Second: I have found that a lot of people with authority have a passive agressive streak in them. Ignore it.
Third: I am glad you supported yourself, now move to being the soon to be Ph.D. you know you can be.
Fourth: Look at all the options you have in front of you. I know you really love the people you work with now, but some times change is the best, especially at a new level of experience and education.
Fifth: The breast cancer fear is in all of us and will always be with us. Last Thursday I had my plastic surgeon once again checking and double checking my breast, my path reports, and my psyche because I find new bumps, lumps and soreness in my normal breast and reconstructed breast everyday!!!!
Sixth: CONGRATULATIONS on getting it in the mail. I have the 24th marked for prayers for successful defense.
Love and hugs,
Many Blessings for the New Year
Life may not be the party
we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as
Post Edited (cupycake2) : 1/11/2005 8:37:54 PM (GMT-7)
Congratulations!!!!! I have been having chemo and getting my Master's in Education this past year. I graduate in March. I envy you the Doctorate but after this year - don't want anything else to do with a degree. It was hard but DH wanted me to stick with it - and he was right because it helped me keep a focus on something besides the big c.
Don't worry about the attitude. Sometimes when I hear other teachers or people in general whining about little inconsequential things, I go "off the chain" as my boys say, and say "try fighting cancer, raising three boys, teaching 1st grade and going to grad school AND keeping a 4.0 average!!!!! They kinda shut up then. HA HA It's also what I tell my two sons who are in college and complain about classes. My oldest said "God, Mom, why did you get cancer? You just keep throwing it in my face when I try to complain about a bad day." I just laugh and say because, obviously, I could handle it a lot better than YOU!!!
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Way to go, wahoo!! That's a lot of blood, sweat and tears. And it's done!
I sincerely hope you rewarded yourself. And maybe give yourself another award for not drop kicking 'ole Charlie horse (or should I say, a horse's cousin?) He sounds like one of those people you just have to keep saying things like "Bite me!" to. Forget him. The important thing is that it is mailed!
As the Brits say, "Good on ya!"