Monday, May 16, 2011

Every ending's a beginning...

This weekend was grad school commencement. 

I gave some of my Starbucks frappucino to the University of Maryland College Park turtle. I'm so grateful the whole thing is over. No more late nights doing stats & spreadsheets. No more trying to read a textbook as I bounce around in turbulence on yet another airplane for yet another work trip. No more excruciating Sunday night group meetings. 

And, most of all, another nice thing to put on my resume: M.S., Finance.

But the craziest part of the whole thing?

I didn't walk in commence by myself.

It's really too early to tell anyone (but here I am). I found out, amazingly enough, on Mother's Day. I'm going to be a mom. And I have no idea what I'm doing. We started "trying", sure, but I thought it would take time. Time to get used to the idea and come up with a new plan to replace my infamous Three Year Plan.

Maybe that's why I'm telling you, blog friends. But I'm excited. I'm hoping I can figure it out. And you know I'll blog about it all along the way.

11 comments:

Sara McClung ♥ said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! On all accounts :) :) :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

*SCREAM!* Oh, that wondrous feeling when you realize YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Congratulations and many good, good wishes!

Summer Frey said...

I didn't know you were going to UM! That's where my brother-in-law went and his fiancee just got her PhD from. We really were close when we came up there to visit. :)

Congratulations on the news! I know you're excited!

Old Kitty said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awwww brilliant brilliant news!!! Awwww baby AND degree!! Well done you!!

I'm doing a very excited and happy dance for you!!! :-) Yay! Take care
x

Sophia Richardson said...

Congratulations on graduating and your good news!
- Sophia.

Jen Daiker said...

EEK!!! How super exciting on all accounts! What a wonderful feeling all around. I'd be on cloud 9 that's for sure :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting. :))

Lynn Colt said...

YAY! I definitely want to read many blog posts about your new journey - congrats!!

And thanks for feeding Testudo, he does love him some coffee (I am a fellow terp!)

CNHolmberg said...

Double congrats, how exciting!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Wow, congratulations! And it sounds like it's good timing; just as you finish one phase of your life (grad school), you're starting another one (motherhood)!

Ellen Brickley said...

Guinevere, I only just saw this news now!! Many many congratulations to you and MJ, I know you'll be wonderful parents :D

Also congratulations on getting your degree, you should be very proud :)