Saturday, May 15, 2010

Graduation 2010 - I finally made it!!!

Huzzah!

It's official. I have (finally) finished up my Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. It was a lengthy, but also a fun and informative adventure. There are a few things I might have done a little differently if I had it to do all over again, but since I don't have it to do over again, there's no sense dwelling on that.

Instead, I just want to shout out a huge thanks to all those who supported me and stood by me. Thanks especially to my family for their patience with me through the many years of sporadic homework requirements, occasional late nights and stressful moments of cramming for tests or pushing out papers.

Thanks also to Lynette for putting together a fabulous "graduation party" to celebrate. I was surprised at how many family and friends came over to celebrate with us. It was a fun filled barbecuing time. I'm glad the weather held out so we could party down out back.

So…future plans? For the immediate future anyway, nothing is changing. I've got a great job working with a wonderful team of people. I eventually want to transition into teaching a secondary ed English class. But with millions and millions of dollars being cut from every district around me, now does not seem like a terribly stable time to jump into the teaching profession. Not that there's every a 100% stable time, but for now, I'll take advantage of working in the software industry to pay down bills, take some cool vacations, and otherwise prepare for the financial transition to teaching. Who knows, I may even start down the track to a Master's Degree. :)

Anyway, thanks again to everybody who supported me. I'm so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful family and friends.

Enjoy the slideshow below for a little collage of some of the celebration.



8 comments:

Pavitra .... said...

Congrats..!!! All the best...

Darlyn said...

Hey! Congratulations!

Brian Miller said...

congratulations1 what a day it must have been for you...

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Congratulations upon graduating!!!
I was a secondary Education English teacher for a time. In fact, it seems like I've been everything but a pirate -- as one of my young customers at my bookstore once said.

May your dreams come true, Roland

logankstewart said...

Congratulations!

Phoenix said...

CONGRATS!!!

Diane said...

Congrats on the huge accomplishment. Wishing u much success.

Okie said...

Thanks everybody. It feels great to have completed this. :)