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  • Writer's pictureElijah Ricks

Clashing Landmarks

Well, two very important things happened this past week. On the same day, I defended my thesis and we celebrated our 5th anniversary. What that means is that one of them suffered for the sake of the other. Unfortunately, because the celebration of our marriage was more flexible, we had to shift that around a bit. We did manage to go out to dinner that night, but we’ll have to make more of a fuss when our schedules calm down in a couple of weeks. It’s nearly unbelievable how fast time has flown over these 5 years. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, sleepless nights and bouts of mono, poorness and abundance, and the amazing experience of becoming parents. I’m glad to have a dedicated partner in everything life throws at us.

I did pass my defense, with some small changes in my thesis. I took care of those on Friday and should be able to turn in the final draft tomorrow. Then it’s just about 3 weeks until graduation! I also end my practicum at the prison this week, so that will free up a lot of time for me. I still do the research at the women’s prison down there, but that will take only a few hours now. As things slowly ease up, we will hopefully have a few minutes to breathe!


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