Well, we are officially here. Richard passed his last set of comprehensive exams! He is now what they call ABD, all but dissertation. That's right, he is done with classes and done with his exams and all he has standing between him and graduation is his dissertation.
Obviously, the dissertation process will take some time, but still. He is almost done. We are almost done. The amount of stress that has been in our house for the last six months has been unbearable. My husband has a really high need for achievement so he went above and beyond in his studying. He has been going non-stop since June. Everything revolved around comps. We have not had any real conversations since he started studying. It has been a rough few months and I am so glad it is over.
Now comes the fun part. We can start figuring out our plans for the next six months to a year. We can start dreaming about where we will end up and what we will do next. We can actually start making concrete plans. This makes my little planning heart so happy.
We have so many things to figure out and so much we can't decide on our own. It is fun to think about where we coud be in a year. The possibilities are endless. And my husband no longer has an excuse not to talk to me, ha!
We have been waiting for this day for a long time and he fact that it is finally here is surreal. Total pinch me moment happening over here. These next few days will be filled with celebrations and many, many conversations. Our 17 hour car ride to Minnesota tomorrow will be awesome!
I am so proud of my husband and all the hard work he has put into this. He is the hardest worker I know and I have no idea where he gets his endless energy from. He is one amazing guy and I am glad he is all mine. I can't wait to see how life with him turns out. It is going to be a fun adventure.