Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I just thought I would pop back in and give an update on how things have been over the past few months!
Well, for starters, the reason I posted pictures of the Charles River from Mass General Hospital last time is because my father had a major heart attack. The doctor told him he only had minutes to spare by the time the emergency medical team arrived. But I am thrilled to say that he has recovered (for the most part) and he is already back on his feet and back to work!
I received my diploma on January 29th in the mail, and it's been hanging up on my wall ever since. It looks great next to my undergraduate degree!
I've been at my new job since November. In January, my supervisor had to take medical leave for an indefinite period of time, so I had to jump right into her job duties. That was an interesting experience, to say the least. But I've gotten accustomed to doing the job and everything is flowing smoothly.
To celebrate my graduation, I went on an Alaskan cruise in early May. The scenery and surroundings in that part of the country are simple breathtaking. I got to visit Washington state, Alaska, Yukon, and British Columbia. That is definitely a worthwhile trip to take when celebrating graduation!
Speaking of graduation, my commencement ceremony was this past Saturday, May 17th. It was held at the Sheraton Boston hotel for all of the Sawyer Business School Graduate Level graduates.
The ceremony itself was short and sweet. The guest speaker gave a terrific speech. And every single student got to walk across the stage as their name was called to shake hands with the Dean. I felt so proud and accomplished as I took my turn walking across that stage.
The ceremony was followed by a luncheon where everyone got to mingle and celebrate our achievements.
It is a wonderful feeling to have earned my MBA degree and officially completed the program!
Now everyone keeps asking me when I'll be going back to school for another degree... That may be something to consider, in the future that is.
For now, congratulations to my fellow graduates! And best of luck to current and future students!