Celebrating the YUNITY of SY unnie and oppa. They started with the same initials! How match made in heaven is that already??? And the same last name, spelling included. We had a wonderful lunch at Lawry’s a couple of Fridays ago… had dinner at Osteria Mamma and reception party at Pour Vous. The burlesque club was amazing.
We decided to get a bunk bed for the 3rd bedroom since Tyler would need his own bed really soon. We had one for him but when we asked if he wanted to sleep in it, he said no. He still wanted to sleep with grandma. Now that he’s kind of going thru puberty, we decided it was time to dress the 3rd room with a bed. I’ve always wanted a bunk bed so we decided to get one. Now I have a place for all my stuffed animals to rest. 😀
Took a trip out to Boston with Tyler to meet Bear. He just finished his summer internship at Jefferies in NY and we made a trip out of it. We visited his family and spent some QT at his grandpa’s lake house.
We ate a ton and walk all over the place. We had never been so it was nice to experience another city in the U.S.
Bear’s friend was getting married in Vegas and their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties were held prior to the wedding day. I, of course didn’t want to miss out on a chance to party in Vegas so I joined the girls at Tao and Marquee on Thursday and Friday. Wedding was at the Planet Hollywood Chapel on Saturday, which I saw Bear for the first time the entire weekend. My dear friend Gordo helped with the table and cabana service on the party days.
Wow, what a feat. After all these years, I’ve finally finished college with a Bachelor of Science in Communications.
As I struggled through the quarters, managing my social, professional and student life, it was apparent that I was almost finishing and it would be too late to quit.
Several, MANY years ago, I realized there wasn’t anything I’ve ever accomplished.
I played the piano for 10 years, played the violin and the flute but didn’t do it enough to stick. I figure skated, but only got to an axle jump. I’ve tried out different jobs, but after two years, I’d quit. I got married and decided to get a divorce…the story goes on.
I knew that I had to graduate college not only for my mom, family, Tyler (especially), but REALLY, for me.
This would be my first accomplishment in life. Hoping that this is a jump start to accomplishing many other things in life.
I always felt insecure about not having a degree, people would ask where I went to school and I would feel dumb for saying I didn’t and trying to justify why. Usually I’d blame my early marriage, but we all know the issue was the fact that I couldn’t get it done.
Now of course, no one asks where I went to school. 😛 But it’s okay, I feel confident, fearless and most of all proud.
Though my mom didn’t really seem that excited for me, all these years she would tell me to finish school and I’d just reply, “I am.” I think the whole online concept was weird for her. She quite didn’t understand the online university and I wasn’t about to explain how now. (Do you know how frustrating it is to show her things on her smartphone?)
Anyway, I am blessed to have been given the time and opportunity to finish my studies.