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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Greetings from the other side

I can hardly believe it folks, but I made it!  Yesterday I turned in the last of the coursework to complete my Bachelor's in Science in psychology, specializing in child development and applied behavior analysis.  I will be graduating with Honors from Kaplan University with a final GPA of 3.95.  I was on the Dean's list and the President's list every single term for the last three years and I am a member of the Kaplan University chapter of the Golden Key Honor Society.  I started my college degree about 16 years ago, when I was just 18-years old and still didn't know what I wanted to do with my life.  I never thought that I would have to leave school.  I never thought I'd be able to get back to school.  I never thought I would graduate with a straight-A average, and I certainly never thought I would pull a double major.  And most of all, I never thought that I would be on my way to a Graduate degree in applied behavior analysis. 

I'm really proud of this accomplishment and I want to share my excitement with all my friends and fellow knitters.  To celebrate the fact that I finally earned my college degree at the ripe age of 35, I'm having a pattern sale (beginning Friday, July 20).  Take 40% off any pattern in my Ravelry store, for the next two weeks!  Now I can hear all the questions: "if you're 35, then why not offer 35% off?".  Because I like round numbers and 40% just sounded better.  "Well if you like round numbers, why not offer 50% off?"  Whoa now, let's not get crazy ;)  I still have a car to repair and kids to feed, and a bicycle to purchase.

So, what have I been doing with my homework-free time?  I've only had a few hours of it so I don't have much to show for it, except that I finally cracked into my Season 4 of True Blood last night.  What a perfect way to celebrate the end of the school year!  Oh, and I also stayed up way, way late last night because...well, why the heck not?!  It's not like I have to do any homework today :)  I've also resumed work on that test-knit dress (and let me tell you...it's no fun to knit a dress in 90 degree heat).  I'll also be swatching for my rainbow dress with this amazing shawl maki in Loud & Proud, that I got from Play at Life Fiber Arts.  Chrystee is an amazing dyer and I love her yarns to death!  I'm excited to finally get to play with it.

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