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It's the Island Life | Weekly Snapshot

By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

Defense, done and dusted!


I'm finally done with my thesis defense! And unofficially graduated. There is some paperwork left to be done, but otherwise I'm well on my way! Just thought I'll leave a quick note here, in case you are wondering where I am. I considered putting up a bookish post today, but realized I was too tired to type anything intellectual right now. So, instead, I'll return back tomorrow! :) Thanks everyone for your good luck wishes!

Comments

Rebecca Chapman said…
Great! I remember handing in my thesis, it was the best feeling in the world. Congratulations!
Woohoo! Congratulations! I know you've been working hard on it!
Anonymous said…
Congratualtions - Relax and celebrate!
bermudaonion said…
This is wonderful news! Congratulations!!
Way to go, Aths! Congratulations! I'm sure that's a huge weight off your shoulders.
Bookventures said…
Congratualtions ; )
Molly said…
CONGRATULATIONS!! I hope you are planning to do something outrageously fun to celebrate :)
Tales of Whimsy said…
Wahoooo! You need a spa day now :)
Wahooooooooo! That is so exciting and must feel so good. Congratulation!
That is fantastic! You should be really proud of yourself.
The1stdaughter said…
Congrats! Such exciting news! Now take a day off and look forward to a great new adventure! YAY!
Congrats, Aths! That is awesome!
Congratulations! That is s amazing. You must be so proud...and relieved!
Anonymous said…
If it was a thesis defense then you must have finished the big kahuna (PhD)!

My hat goes off to you Aths. It is the best feeling in the world; one I hope to experience one day.
J.G. said…
Hats and caps off to you! Take some time to bask in the glow!
Anonymous said…
Congratulations!!! Enjoy your awesome achievement.
Anonymous said…
Congratulations!
Lisa said…
Congrats! Sending you a virtual pat on the back!