Sunday, May 16, 2010

Graduated, and Back on the Grid.

I have returned!

There is so much to update you on, but first...

You can see my glowing white skin and large nose in the middle
row close to the bottom of the picture.

You can't really tell, but I'm there getting hooded.


Me at an angle so you can see el hood!

That handsome man I married- woo!

And one with the beasty.
So... I did it! The program is finished and it ended with so many surprises. I was honored with a few awards for my writing and finished out the program with the grades I had hoped for (hopefully that doesn't sound too gross and braggish. I know that the people who read this blog are all friends and fam, so I know you actually want to know, and have been rooting for me. This is the official signal that your rooting worked!). I'm so thrilled to be finished, though I really don't think it has registered yet.

Lots of other things have been going on, and I'll be updating a lot more soon. I'm gearing up to blog at least once per day (or, so goes the goal at this point) at a new blog address that is protected as I'll be discussing the deployment in detail at times, and I'll also be (at least, this is how it goes in my head right now) writing about issues in the military that I think we should be talking about (we at large, not just we in the military community).

I'll still be putting up pictures and regular updates here- I'm not abandoning my long-lived blog. I'm just gearing up for this opportunity to write and challenge myself to do it daily within the context of the deployment. I hope to check in again here, and I'll announce the other blog as soon as it is up. Unfortunately the deployment gets closer every day, so the launch of that isn't too far off.

In the mean time... things are great here. I'm a graduate, and today is the last day of Matthew's 16 days off. (If you start to feel jealous, just remember he'll be working the next 365 days... straight.) We are soaking each other up, which is why I'm not on here much, and not communicating much otherwise, but we're back to reality tomorrow as he's back to work.

I'll keep you posted.


Joshua said...

CONGRATULATIONS CLAIRE!!!! All of you graduates are making me excited to go back to school :)

Kimber said...

Wahoo! Such an awesome accomplishment, I am so proud of you my friend!

melissa oholendt said...

Congrats Love. I LOVE YOU!! So proud to be your friend.