Happiness

Tessablue
Posts: 3412
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:29 am
Location: Boston

Thu May 04, 2017 7:45 pm

It's been a long, weird journey... but as of today I am officially Dr. Tessa.
User avatar
War Admiral
Posts: 212
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:29 am
Location: The Midwest

Thu May 04, 2017 8:07 pm

Tessablue wrote:It's been a long, weird journey... but as of today I am officially Dr. Tessa.

Congratulations! :D
Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem. Ronald Reagan.
Catalina
Posts: 3161
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:08 pm
Location: South Texas

Thu May 04, 2017 9:41 pm

Tessablue wrote:It's been a long, weird journey... but as of today I am officially Dr. Tessa.

A rousing cheer for a long fought for goal that is finally attained! Way to go, Dr. Tessa!
Tessablue
Posts: 3412
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:29 am
Location: Boston

Fri May 05, 2017 5:12 pm

Thank you both! Gonna take a while to adjust to no longer having a clearly defined life goal, but it's good to be done.
Somnambulist
Posts: 7382
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:59 pm

Fri May 05, 2017 7:06 pm

Tessablue wrote:Thank you both! Gonna take a while to adjust to no longer having a clearly defined life goal, but it's good to be done.
Congrats. Has it even sunk in yet?
"Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."
Tessablue
Posts: 3412
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:29 am
Location: Boston

Fri May 05, 2017 8:03 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Tessablue wrote:Thank you both! Gonna take a while to adjust to no longer having a clearly defined life goal, but it's good to be done.
Congrats. Has it even sunk in yet?
Thank you! It has and it hasn't, I don't feel any different but I am going through kind of an existential crisis so... hopefully that resolves soon.
Somnambulist
Posts: 7382
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:59 pm

Fri May 05, 2017 8:43 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:
Tessablue wrote:Thank you both! Gonna take a while to adjust to no longer having a clearly defined life goal, but it's good to be done.
Congrats. Has it even sunk in yet?
Thank you! It has and it hasn't, I don't feel any different but I am going through kind of an existential crisis so... hopefully that resolves soon.
You're just at a station waiting for the next train. Gloat a little bit!

I'm so tired. I'm so happy I don't have to wake up early tomorrow. I might set my alarm for 6 just to turn it off.
"Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."
Tessablue
Posts: 3412
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:29 am
Location: Boston

Fri May 05, 2017 9:18 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
You're just at a station waiting for the next train. Gloat a little bit!

I'm so tired. I'm so happy I don't have to wake up early tomorrow. I might set my alarm for 6 just to turn it off.
Ha, okay, I will try to think about it that way! Bow down to me, mortals :D

Glad you get to have a break and enjoy the raceday tomorrow. I also can't wait to just relax, follow the races, and rage about the coverage with everyone on here. One of the best days of the year.
User avatar
Starine
Posts: 4000
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:39 am
Location: South Carolina

Fri May 05, 2017 9:33 pm

Congrats, Tessa. Myself, I'm hoping to be a technical writer by fall so seeing others succeed in reaching their career goals motivates me too. ;)
Tessablue
Posts: 3412
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:29 am
Location: Boston

Fri May 05, 2017 10:20 pm

Starine wrote:Congrats, Tessa. Myself, I'm hoping to be a technical writer by fall so seeing others succeed in reaching their career goals motivates me too. ;)
Thank you, and best of luck to you in your endeavors! You totally got this :D And technical writing is a great field to get into, I've see sooo many of those jobs pop up as I've been doing my own job hunt.
User avatar
Sparrow Castle
Posts: 4753
Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:44 pm

Thu May 11, 2017 10:10 pm

^^Great accomplishment, Tessablue, congratulations! ^^

I feel very happy today. Just had my first post-op appointment after surgery for an extremely rare but apparently non-malignant tumor in my head. It was totally removed by a very skilled surgeon trained in endoscopic skull-based surgery. After knowing it could be cancer which would require extensive and invasive surgery and reconstruction, I'm on the other side of this horror without even so much as an external scar! God is good!
User avatar
Starine
Posts: 4000
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:39 am
Location: South Carolina

Thu May 11, 2017 10:28 pm

That's wonderful, SC. Sounds like you were in good hands.
Catalina
Posts: 3161
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:08 pm
Location: South Texas

Fri May 12, 2017 10:44 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:^^Great accomplishment, Tessablue, congratulations! ^^

I feel very happy today. Just had my first post-op appointment after surgery for an extremely rare but apparently non-malignant tumor in my head. It was totally removed by a very skilled surgeon trained in endoscopic skull-based surgery. After knowing it could be cancer which would require extensive and invasive surgery and reconstruction, I'm on the other side of this horror without even so much as an external scar! God is good!
That's very good news! Get well soon!
BaroqueAgain1
Posts: 9693
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:16 pm

Fri May 12, 2017 2:15 pm

I am doing a little Happy Dance...Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been renewed for another season.
User avatar
Sparrow Castle
Posts: 4753
Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:44 pm

Sun May 14, 2017 7:10 pm

Starine wrote:That's wonderful, SC. Sounds like you were in good hands.
Thanks, Starine. I am very fortunate and very very grateful!
User avatar
Sparrow Castle
Posts: 4753
Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:44 pm

Sun May 14, 2017 7:12 pm

Catalina wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:^^Great accomplishment, Tessablue, congratulations! ^^

I feel very happy today. Just had my first post-op appointment after surgery for an extremely rare but apparently non-malignant tumor in my head. It was totally removed by a very skilled surgeon trained in endoscopic skull-based surgery. After knowing it could be cancer which would require extensive and invasive surgery and reconstruction, I'm on the other side of this horror without even so much as an external scar! God is good!
That's very good news! Get well soon!
Thanks, Catalina. Recovery is slow but steady so far!
Spahny
Posts: 968
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:02 pm

Fri May 19, 2017 10:19 pm

I love watching Celtic fans suffer to death.

When do the NBA playoffs start?
sweettalk
Posts: 1953
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:05 pm

Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:16 am

my shirt came today and i had a great photo op with my little plush Emperor.
this shirt is way too big for him, so it's mine now.

Image
Tessablue
Posts: 3412
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:29 am
Location: Boston

Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:18 pm

Without even really doing anything, I fell into the perfect postdoc, and now I have a desperately-needed year to figure my life out. Felt a little lucky and unworthy about it, then my boss gave me an inspirational speech about how "we make our own luck" and "I wouldn't have offered this job if you sucked."

A raise, another year with my friends in Boston, Saratoga in a month and a break from the hard work until September... I'll take it.
BaroqueAgain1
Posts: 9693
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:16 pm

Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:14 pm

This forum really needs that dancing banana emoji. :D
Congrats, Tessablue.
Post Reply