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My husband is graduating this Monday at Auburn University! He will receive his PhD:)

Friday, May 06, 2011

So it has been a very long road. I feel like we've been in school forever, but it was all worth it. My husband completed his PhD program in late December. He missed the graduation deadline in December just by a few days. He had to defend his dissertation before he was actually able to graduate. So here we are he had to wait until this semester to walk. Anyways, this year has been the biggest transition for my family and me. In December my husband started a post doctoral fellowship in FL. He moved to FL with my 13 yr old daughter and she started a brand new school while my husband started his brand new fellowship (job). My 2 yr old and I stayed in Auburn for a month by ourselves while I finished up my job. I loved my job and the people I worked with. I made so many good friends and it was a hard transition when I moved to FL in late Jan. I have been struggling with my eating since August 2010 and gained 10-12 lbs since then. I have no one to blame except for myself. I am in this terrible cycle. Lose weight and gain over and over again. The good thing is that I did not gain all my weight back. I am learning more and more as I live my life, but I have got to finally finish what I've started. I don't think I've ever finished anything completely. It's time to finish what I've started. My husband is the total opposite. Just like his PhD, he finishes everything he starts no matter what. I've asked him how he does it, he just tells me just do it! Don't make excuses...just do it! I don't know how he does it, but I guess he just does it! I'm so needing to finish anything I start. I think it will be very encouraging and therapuetic for me to actually finish something. To know that I can actually attain a goal. I have got to do this not only for my health but for my mind. I feel like my time is coming. My husband has completed his education and now it's time for me to reach my goals!
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    Congratulations to your hubby! :)

    You can do it! believe in yourself and if you fall off the right path a little bit just pick yourself back up and keep moving forward! Good luck! :)
    2531 days ago
    Congrats on the hubby! I went to college for over 12 years at night after working a full time job. It was hard but worth it to be able to walk and know that YOU DID IT!

    I have been struggling for the past 6 months as well. Losing and gaining the same 5 to 6 pounds over and over. I took one week off and started back last week. I have lost 4 pounds and am looking to lose at least 10 this month. Sometimes you have to reset yourself like a clock. I also just started zumba which is a great workout!
    2543 days ago
    I, too, have recently left a job I enjoyed and moved to a new city due to DH's job changes. I understand the frustrations along with the thrills. What an adventure for your children as well as you!

    During our 34 years of marriage, we have moved 12-13 times depending on if you can count the six months we lived in a camper while waiting for out house to sell so we could purchase another. Each of those moves have been adventures. What memories we have made. Disasters turned into triumphs when we engaged prayers and humor.

    Honey, You have finished many projects! You write a great blog for one thing, and you provided support for a successful new doctorate in this world. The real heros in this world are the the ones that provide the opportunities for other to succeed….like our military.
    2546 days ago
    Congrats and you can finish something just set your mind to it
    2546 days ago
    Your blog popped on the Oxygen Readers feed & instantly got my attention b/c of Auburn. War Eagle! :)

    Congrats to your husband & I hope that you have settled in FL & been able to get back on track.
    2546 days ago
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