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Recovering from Graduation

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

On June 11 I graduated from my masters program and can now call myself Widow Badass, MBA. I also stood up for my late husband and received his ceremonial hood, draped over my arm. This is a picture taken after everything was over.

It was terribly emotional. The dean cried and had to take breaks while reading out Jeff's bio, I was crying...my daughter said people in the audience were crying.

Everybody, I mean everybody, was spontaneously on their feet to give him a standing ovation. Even the dignitaries at the event.
Wow.

Many strangers came up to me afterwards to hug me or say kind things.
I never dream of Jeff but that night he inserted himself into 3 of my dreams and he was smiling from ear to ear in every one. I guess he was pleased.

It took me days to get over the tiredness.
But now I am feeling back to myself. And finding I am losing focus on what I am trying to achieve (better health, increased fitness and flexibility, increased stamina).
I need to come up with ways/reminders to keep me on track.

Right now my house is overrun with workers as my building is being renovated inside and out. So that is distracting me as well and I really don't feel like leaving a bunch of post-it notes (Stay on Track!, Keep Focused!, Log your Food!, Work Out!) around for everyone to read...LOL!

This too shall pass...it's a marathon not a sprint after all.
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  • WIDOWBADASS
    Thank you Stormyrene and Labyrinth for your thoughts!

    Great idea as usual about picking a date to refocus - I will do this!

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    1340 days ago
  • LABYRINTH
    What a commendation for Jeff, how he touched people and his legacy. However, it must have also been draining an exhausting, a rollercoaster of emotions.

    Focus is hard to keep - especially when you have just gone through so much as well as reaching the end of a huge goal. Take time for yourself, circle a date on a calendar to "refocus" but downtime is needed.

    Hugs my friend. emoticon
    1341 days ago
  • STORMYRENE
    Congrats on your MBA and I'm very sorry for your loss.
    1342 days ago
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