Last day doing student things

I have turned in my final paper.
Taken my last exam.
Presented my final presentation.
Submitted my thesis for printing and binding.
Signed my last form and attended my last meeting.
I have defended and I have passed.
And it all feels like such a relief.

So how did I spend my first official day being done?
At school of course.
Just savoring all that school-ness without any of the anxiety.
A novel feeling indeed!
I met my husband for our old on-campus favorite, the marvin joe.
(warm asiago bread, garlic butter, tomatoes, vinegar, and a slice of provolone, toasted)
Sold back our old textbooks.
And turned in what could potentially be my very last paper. Ever.

It feels completely amazing, but also a little sad.
Because I love school.
To the point that I may have even gotten a little teary walking through old main yesterday.
That old brick building in which I have attended most of my classes.
I'm excited to be done but that doesn't mean I won't miss it.


  1. Oh Leah, I'm so proud of you! You are my motivation. One day, I will be a Master too. And one day, I will eat a Marvin Joe; that looks divine! And by the way, did you get my text, that we do, indeed, have a candy thermometer for you to borrow?

  2. Crystal, thank you!! You are so sweet. You absolutely need to try a marvin joe, so good!

  3. Congratulations! You can always get a PhD...

  4. Congratulations on finishing, Leah!!! What a wonderful accomplishment. I miss school, I absolutely understand what you're saying. So bittersweet... but mostly sweet :) Also, I think I need to try a marvin joe. It sounds delicious!


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