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Old 04-17-09, 07:07 PM   #1
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Degree ... FINALLY completed!!

This doesn't have a whole lot to do with cycling ... except that going to University full time, and working 1-2 jobs has really eaten into my cycling time. The further into the program I got, the less cycling I could do. Last year my longest ride ended up being a 300K because I simply did not have the time to do more while working ~60 hours a week in the summer.

However as of today ... things have all changed .......

Today, April 17th, 2009 ... I have finally finished my Bachelor of Education degree.

Roughly 5 years ago I made the decision to quit my job, give up my apartment, give away/sell/pack & store my things, move two provinces over in order to pursue my dream of getting my Bachelor of Education. I've had that dream since I was about 8 years old.

It's been a lot of work and a huge challenge for me for many reasons ........ but today, I completed my final practicum, and I am DONE!!! No more practicums, no more classes, no more assignments ... completely and utterly finished.

Let the cycling begin!!!!

My official graduation is June 9th. And then I embark on a whole new and different life.
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Old 04-17-09, 07:08 PM   #2
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Congratulations, Machka! Unfortunately, I have to move this over to Foo.
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Old 04-17-09, 07:09 PM   #3
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Congratulations, Machka! Unfortunately, I have to move this over to Foo.

Since when is hard work and education FOO?

Congrats Machka.
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Old 04-17-09, 07:17 PM   #5
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congrats!

they should just hand you degrees for the amount of knowledge you have on winter riding
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Old 04-17-09, 07:19 PM   #7
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Old 04-17-09, 07:36 PM   #9
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they should just hand you degrees for the amount of knowledge you have on winter riding
Thanks ..... although, I may lose some of my winter riding knowledge over the next few years since I'm moving to a place that doesn't have Canadian-prairie winters.
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Congratulations Machka! Now you can start planning for the backwards seasons down under.
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Old 04-17-09, 08:25 PM   #14
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This doesn't have a whole lot to do with cycling ... except that going to University full time, and working 1-2 jobs has really eaten into my cycling time. The further into the program I got, the less cycling I could do. Last year my longest ride ended up being a 300K because I simply did not have the time to do more while working ~60 hours a week in the summer.

However as of today ... things have all changed .......

Today, April 17th, 2009 ... I have finally finished my Bachelor of Education degree.

Roughly 5 years ago I made the decision to quit my job, give up my apartment, give away/sell/pack & store my things,
move two provinces over in order to pursue my dream of getting my Bachelor of Education. I've had that dream since I was about 8 years old.

It's been a lot of work and a huge challenge for me for many reasons ........ but today, I completed my final practicum, and I am DONE!!! No more practicums, no more classes, no more assignments ... completely and utterly finished.

Let the cycling begin!!!!

My official graduation is June 9th. And then I embark on a whole new and different life.
Hey cool! Another Saskatchewanian

Congrats on your graduation!
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Old 04-17-09, 08:26 PM   #15
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Way to go Machka, here's what you deserve tonight!!
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Congrats! You're moving to BC?
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Hey cool! Another Saskatchewanian

Congrats on your graduation!
No, keep heading west ....... I started in Manitoba, I'm now in Alberta. Although if you want ancient history, I started long, long, long ago in Saskatchewan.

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And you need to keep heading west ... and south.


I'm moving to Australia.
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No, keep heading west ....... I started in Manitoba, I'm now in Alberta. Although if you want ancient history, I started long, long, long ago in Saskatchewan.

And thanks!!
Oh, I thought you were in BC. All I know about Manitoba is that it was usually colder than Saskatoon where I grew up. Nothing wrong with Alberta though ... or Australia
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Wow, I remember when you made the big move, has it been 5 years already? Let's see, in that same 5 years, let me list what I have accomplished
  1. ...hmmmm, well, never mind, perhaps this wasn't a good idea
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Awesome. Australia's a great jumping off point to the south Pacific and Asia. I should talk my wife into moving back there.
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