March 15, 2017
Happy to be Home!
It is 12:20, and I am dressed and ready to get this day going. It is weird, really, but I was up at 7, and then dressed by 11. I normally am trying to get myself pulled together by this time each day. I guess this is one of the prolonged benefits of Daylight Savings Time! The good news is that I am ready to go. I have my power points all updated, and pretty much, I just need to drive over to campus. I am letting my 3:20 students go early today. They will have peer review on Friday, and well, I just don’t have anything new to share with them today. My IAs did a super job with APA on Monday, so truthfully, I just need to wrap up this mid-semester essay so we can head on out to Spring Break! Woohoo!
It is such a good day today. I am still stuck on this post-defense high, I guess. I really have no feelings one way or another, but I am pleased, like super, uber, dooper pleased with my result. It is like the Lord simply tempered me, took the highs and the lows, and gave me this middle of the road feeling. Perhaps it is so that I can focus still and finish strong. I have some minor tweaks to deal with on my final draft, and then I have to send a copy to the proof-reader and to the outside reader (my chair at ACU). Once I get my copy back, I can submit it to ProQuest and then ride on through to graduation. I am ecstatic that my document needs no real work. I mean, it is like it is finished — finished — and I guess that thought brings me joy and anxiety all rolled together. I mean, “Am I really done?” I guess I am! Praise be to God, I guess I am.
In conclusion, as I pack up my things to head over to campus, I am in awe of the Lord. I mean, He said to me that I was finished, that I had passed, but I wasn’t sure I believed His word. I wanted to believe it, but there was part of me that simply didn’t think I could be done — like perfectly done. I assumed there would be a lot of changes, a lot of pressure to finish, etc. Here I sit today, resting. I mean, I am at rest. I have nothing really to do except wait to head over to campus. The Lord has taken all this work, this effort, and brought this phase or stage of my life to a close. I am so blessed, so blessed, to be finished. He is good to me, so very good to me!