Welcome to the real world, Jillian.
Today I walked in my second, and final, Master’s graduation. I now have my second master’s degree, after my graduation in 2011, and can finally practice, can finally do what I want to do. My class and I are now genetic counselors!!!
Pretty awesome right? Yea, we think so too. In attendance: Joshua, Jack, my parents, and my paternal grandfather. What a support system, right? I am so blessed.
Also, while we’re talking about commencement and the start of the rest of my life, I have a huge announcement! I have accepted a prenatal/reproductive genetic counseling position. I am officially employed. It made graduating that much more sweet given that I knew where I would be going, what I would be doing. Not only is the position exactly what I wanted, but my apartment is pretty awesome too. Major selling point: the awesome spacious kitchen.
I can’t wait to move in and start the next chapter of my life. I can’t even believe we’re here at this point. It has been an incredibly long time and coming. But hey, bring it on. What’s that saying? The world is my oyster. Or how about, my future is so bring I need shades. Sure, all that. Great day. =D
Last but not least, to all the readers, on this day of all days, thanks for hanging in there with me as I disappeared for a while. I know it’s been rough and spotty and such but I look forward to sharing this new transition with you all (much like my last move) and chronicling my first foray into the real genetic counseling world. I hope you’re on board, because this train is leaving the station!
Question: What is your favorite part of graduation?