Further Adventures of Elpha

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woodsgnome

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« Reply #210 on: May 04, 2021, 06:15:14 PM »
 :applause:  :applause:  :applause:  :bighug:

Your walk across the stage seems to include two important steps -- one concluding your progress through all the pain and grief of the now 'old' story, and your giant first step into the 'new' path.

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« Reply #211 on: May 04, 2021, 09:06:02 PM »
dearest el,

having known you from the beginning of this incredible journey you chose, i am in awe and full of joy for you.  you have been such an inspiration to others along the way, and i have no doubt you will continue to be for your clients as you move forward.  you have defined the phrase 'from surviving to thriving'.  i couldn't be prouder.  when you walk across that stage, we'll be right beside you, enjoying your glory.  well done!!! :thumbup:  you have so earned this!   :applause:  this is me in the crowd applauding your achievement.  much love always and hugs galore! :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

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« Reply #212 on: May 05, 2021, 06:14:34 PM »
Thank you do much everyone!!  :grouphug:

It has been such a journey and I cannot wait to cross the stage. I am all done with my school work so basically just sitting on the finish line until I can cross it on Friday. You have all been such a huge part of my journey and I can feel you there with me as San kind of said in her message.

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« Reply #213 on: May 06, 2021, 04:35:19 PM »
We will be there in spirit Elph - so happy for you  :grouphug:

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« Reply #214 on: May 06, 2021, 07:49:10 PM »
This time Friday I will have walked across the stage and gotten my masters degree and I cannot even believe it.

 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: You have worked so hard to get it!  :hug:

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« Reply #215 on: May 07, 2021, 11:19:48 AM »
Thank you both  :hug: :cheer: It means so much to have actually finished this. It has been a intense two years. I will be glad for it to be over but will also miss it a lot.

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« Reply #216 on: May 07, 2021, 02:03:38 PM »
Congratulations and enjoy your graduation -  :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Hope  :)

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« Reply #217 on: May 07, 2021, 02:08:31 PM »
 :phoot: :party: :phoot: :udaman: :worship: :yourock: :fireworks:

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« Reply #218 on: May 07, 2021, 06:38:25 PM »
I'm with you in spirit for that standing ovation. I'm proud of you.
 :cheer:      :party:      :waveline:

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Elphanigh

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« Reply #219 on: May 08, 2021, 02:45:40 AM »
Thank you all!!! I now am officially an MSW!!!  :cheer:

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« Reply #220 on: May 08, 2021, 05:14:02 AM »
i can't say enough good things about you and your accomplishment.  enjoy the celebration!!!

 :party: :waveline: :yourock: :fireworks: :yahoo:

much love and a big hug filled with dreams coming true!   :bighug:

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Elphanigh

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« Reply #221 on: May 08, 2021, 01:46:12 PM »
Thank you so much, San  :cheer: :hug:

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« Reply #222 on: May 08, 2021, 03:39:05 PM »
Congratulations!  :cheer:

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« Reply #223 on: May 08, 2021, 06:18:12 PM »
 :cheer:    :bigwink:    :grouphug:

As happens so many times, there are no adequate words to cover all the bases of your accomplishment marking, as it were, the dramatic turning point you find yourself at. Like I said, no words do it justice ... now is the moment to enjoy. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

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« Reply #224 on: May 12, 2021, 10:04:01 PM »
Thank you, everyone  :grouphug:

Woodsgnome it is truly beyond words, I have had a lot of difficulty explaining the feelings that go with all of this. I know they are good but it is tricky to describe.

I got my official final grades today and got to graduate with a 3.97 (meaning I had one A- my whole master's degree) which is unnecessary but feels like a big accomplishment especially given a global pandemic and everything else that has occurred.

I start my new job as a therapist on Monday morning! It is just the training but that is day one of this new career which I cannot even begin to comprehend, to be honest. I know it is real but it does not fully feel real yet. I take my licensure exam next Thursday and then maybe it will feel more real. That is the last step to being a full-fledged therapist so I am excited to be done with it. I am nervous but know that I have been doing everything I can to prep for it. While also enjoying the accomplishments I have made recently.

It feels as if I get yet another new start in my journey, one that I am thrilled for. I am grateful I can share some of this with all of you. I wish I had more words but this is what I have for now.  :hug: