Thursday, October 16, 2008

Out of the frying pan...

Well, it's official - I've completed all the courses necessary for my degree. Hopefully I will receive my diploma in the mail before Christmas so I can frame it and put it on the wall. Yessir, I'm a card-carrying member of the Masters club and I feel very relieved.

Of course, now I'm left with an empty "worry spot" in my brain. The area that used to be occupied by homework, tests, quizzes, papers, etc is searching for something else to gnaw on. I would have thought that obtaining an MBA would completely obliterate this particular worry spot but it seems that I'm wrong.

Perhaps the other worry spots will eventually annex the one related to school. Lord knows, I could certainly stand to worry more about the state of my house! It's supposed to go on the market this spring and I have tons of painting, cleaning and organizing to do. Of course, I also have to worry about getting a new job. I have a resume to write, jobs to apply for, interviews to go to, interview suits to buy, weight to lose before buying the interview suits... Then again, there's always the old standby - my sweet little girl. I already spend tons of time worrying about her - what's a little more?

And yet, I'd like the option of keeping that worry spot free. Maybe I could fill it with something pretty - like memories of my little girl snuggled next to me in the morning, or petting a purring cat, or baking a perfect cake. Maybe that would be a better use for that area of my brain. In fact, maybe my entire conscious could stand to be remodeled in order to make more room for happiness and less room for worries.

Yes, that sounds like a great plan! I'll worry about it tonight.

7 comments:

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

awwww, that last paragraph is so sweet! i, too wish that i could replace some of my neuroses with happier thoughts and just shut up and relax and enjoy my kids and enjoy petting my poodle (that sounds dirty)... you know what i mean!

CONGRATS on the masters!

calicobebop said...

@ MOFM - Pet the poodle! Is that what they're calling it these days! ;)

Logical Libby said...

I've filled mine with concerns about Sarah Palin... It makes me want to go get a PhD.

WORKING MOM said...

I remember tht feeling of going so fast and then being done with my masters. It was like hitting a brick wall. Fill that spot with your daughter. Much more rewarding.

Oh, and congratulations on the masters. That is a huge accomplishment. You should be absolutely proud of yourself. WHen you get your diploma you must post a picture of it!

Kristi said...

Congrats! Fill that spot up with gladness and revel in it!

Stacie said...

After every project I get that scared feeling of what next...now what do I do....but we manage to find something else to fret about. By "we" I mean, me and my voices ;)

CONGRATS to you on finishing your MBA...I am jealous, er proud of you.

JoeinVegas said...

Congratulations. Now on to become Doctor. (why stop learning? and paying?)