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.
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.