Friday, May 3, 2013

Well, at long last, the day has come.

I stitched up my final dress for costume construction,
I wrote an anthropological analysis of George Carlin's comedy,
I wrote the most pointless history final ever, 
And I completed my undergraduate thesis,
And presented it to a bunch of professors,
And defended it.

And I got a really good mark. 

And now I'm done.

I'm still not ready to wrap my head around the idea of the end of this chapter of my life, leaving that big ol' concrete campus in the coulees, and not being able to sit and learn from some of the amazing professors there... but ending it on such a high note helps a little.

And it feels a little weird to say, but I'm proud of myself for accomplishing something I never expected to accomplish, for sticking it out when my brain felt like it was going to burst and my fingers felt like they had run out of words and I felt completely and utterly clueless (not smart, like I thought I should have felt).

Completing my own research project (and university overall) was quite the adventure.

And maybe now I will find some room for this blog in my life again. :)

(crossing this one off my 25 before 25 list)

3 wonderful comments:

Mark, Christine, Makayla & Carissa said...

Congratulations Erica!

Very Proud Mom said...

A+ is definitely a 'really good mark'. You can't get much better. I am so very proud of you! You are very intelligent, a master of the written word, determined, and so much more. You have it all and can do anything you set your mind to.

Tara said...

You SHOULD be proud of yourself! It would be a huge accomplishment for anyone... but you forgot to mention that you did it all while being one awesome mama to a very lucky little boy. What an example in hard work, dedication, and perseverance you have set for him.