I haven't been in an updating mood much lately but I thought my birthday might be an appropriate time for an entry.
This past year have brought many changes in my life. My first "real" job, moving in with my significant other, agreeing to marry him, planning a wedding, buying a house. When I think about it all it takes my breath away. There have been times when I've struggled to cope, when I've questioned the necessity of these steps as well as the entire direction of the path I'm following. I've had to remind myself again and again that none of these things is simple. It's not easy to move from being a student to an employee; it's not easy to start a life someone else; it's not easy to lose some financial freedom. It's the things that aren't easy that are the most worthwhile in the end because you can look back at the work you put in to make it where you are and acknowledge that you have accomplished something to be proud of.
And so, on this day reserved just for me, I'd like to tell myself how proud I am of where I've gotten so far and where I'm headed.
I'm proud of my academic accomplishments