Posted by: Joy | June 11, 2010

done, next

As of 5 (well, actually 6) this evening, I turned in my final portfolio (including my thesis titled “Mixed-Race LGBTQ Families: Identity, Strategies and Support Systems”) and was suddenly done with graduate school and my academic year position.
I also booked lovely August clients, just in time for our (tentative) September trip and got some promising inquiries. Christine and I celebrated with a new camera, Japanese food (and white wine) and organic gelato, the latter eatten outside on a lovely spring evening. While out, I got a text about a new arrival. I’m a bit tipsy and looking forward to a good sleep before teaching about birth tomorrow.

I don’t think this new post-grad-school chapter has sunk in yet. Perhaps on Sunday when I don a cap, gown and hood?

More on that to come, including pictures.



  1. Wow, congratulations!!! Enjoy your graduation!

    • Thanks!

  2. Congratulations!! That’s such a huge step! I hope you have a great graduation and associated celebration!

  3. Woohoooo! Joy, i’m so excited for you. congrats and enjoy your new found freedom and your upcoming jobs!

    • Thanks, Poppy!

  4. Congratulations! Thanks for stoppingby my blog. I hope you enjoy your newfound freedom!

    • Thanks! I enjoy your blog and my “newfound freedom” is just what I needed to finally have time to comment.

  5. Congratulations!

    And thank you for your comments on my blog. I’m reading and rereading the comments as I wait to go in for my ER. I really appreciate the support!

    And if I were your client, I would love your using the Hyperbole and a Half pain scale. So much less confusing!

    • Wishing you the best! And as far as the pain scale, I can usually tell if clients would be cool with a little more wacky in our prenatals (or even during birth). I’m sure if you were my client we’d bust out this pain scale and/or other non-traditional but useful practices.

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