Tuesday, June 21, 2016

So, This Thing Happened...

The hubs and I had made a deal to not celebrate or talk about it, at least not until "it" was actually done. As it turns out, parents don't seem to prescribe to those sort of agreements, lest of all when they aren't told about them. Long story short, the cat is out of the bag, and we all know it's hard to get cats back in bags...

This dude graduated.

Technically, he walked at graduation but the degree has yet to post as he's still working on the dissertation. He is writing like a mad fool and should be set to defend it in a few weeks. TAT is when we will call the deed done and celebrate like a bunch of crazy people.

It's been a whirlwind five years working toward this goal, and it is hard to believe that it is almost done. I've learned more than I ever thought I would about a little tiny hole in the heart and I know absolutely nothing compared to this smarty-pants. Seriously, he's kind of amazing.

The next leg of our journey is still being decided. While many people get one or two interviews, Jim is at 100% for fly-outs (or job offers) following phone interviews, of which he has been lucky to have more than a few. I'm sure it helps that he has had research published in reputable journals, is researching something fascinating with medical implications, and is just a really charming and personable man {I'm not biased at all...}. We don't know where we will land next but that is part of the fun of this journey. Oregon has been so very good to us and such a grand adventure, that it is easy to expect good things from our next landing spot. In the meantime, we are virtually home shopping in every city we may land in. It's fun, filled with excitement, and brimming with possibilities.

Life is good.

I know it's early, but congratulations stud. I've loved being on this journey with you. Here's to whatever comes next.