This is it. The end of an era. Tomorrow I leave the world of academia and become a full-fledged member of the working class. That's right people, I'm a student no longer. No more will I be able to use my university ID to get cheap movie tickets. I'll be paying full price at the local Chipotle. I have to give up my Amazon U account. Goodbye academic bubble, I'm going to miss your warm, fuzzy, safe feeling.
I've been waiting years to be able to say these magical words. The words that every PhD longs to scream from the rooftops and post to their facebook page. I GOT A JOB! After several long months of searching the job market, having phone interviews and visiting companies for on-sites, I finally scored my dream job.
2011 has been a great year for me, finished my project, got a job and there's even more to tell, but not today. I think I've had enough excitement for one day. Today I have about a million and one things to accomplish at my university lab before I head out of town on Thursday. My to do list is very, very long and things keep getting added to it. So, now I focus. Thursday, I celebrate!