Monday night was the reward. After two years of hard work finishing up my second degree, I was declared done with school at the end of April. I elected not to walk the stage this time. I did it after the first degree in 2013, and since I had done it once, I had that …

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Eighteen days, and I’m done. Eighteen days, and I’m no longer a student. Eighteen days, and I can put homework aside forevermore. Eighteen days, and my free time is my own to do with what I will. I won’t lie and say it’s been easy. I won’t lie and say I’m glad I did it. …

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For 18 years I’ve felt a Mother’s pride in watching my kids perform on stage.  It began in 1995 when my oldest son began Kindergarten.  As is the case with public schools, there was always some sort of “performance” to attend.  It was either a play or an assembly or concert of some sort. I’d …

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