Another "I am done. I never thought I'd get there" post

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by gbrogan, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. gbrogan

    gbrogan Member

    I woke up this morning to an email from my Capstone mentor that I passed with flying colors and am finished with my MSIM from Aspen. I'm unsure what happens now but I guess in the coming weeks I will find out.

    I already have a few certifications, am working on a few more, a job and 25+ years experience so I'm fine with NA. If I ever move jobs I'll just have to deal with whatever happens but at this stage, I won't be going anywhere.

    Right after I enrolled in the program, my spouse began having health problems that resulted in three years of various surgeries and treatments. He's fine now but balancing my job, his care and the Aspen program threw me for a loop and it took me way longer to finish than I anticipated. I had to take advantage of Aspen's two week extension request a couple of times during the course of the program.

    In any case, I never thought I'd arrive at this point. But here I am, typing this message in sort of disbelief that I actually finished. I'm sure as the day goes on it will hit me.

    I'd asked a lot of questions here about Aspen and their program and some of you have been invaluable sources of encouragement to me so a big shout out to geoffs and Abner in that regard.

    Those who are still battling their way through their programs and face life challenges: hang in there. You will reach the end.
  2. BlueMason

    BlueMason Audaces fortuna juvat

    Well! CONGRATULATIONS are in order! I hope also that your husband is doing better and is able to appreciate the difficulties you endured juggling those aspects of your life and still coming out on top.

    Good on you!!!
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Congratulations on your accomplishments! I hope that everyone in your world is healthy and that you are in a position to take a well earned break.
  4. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew you could do it and would do it you did. Congratualtions.

    I am so happy for you. This has made my day. I am SO happy that your husband is ok now as well.

    Abner :smile: :banana: :banana:
  5. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator


    That's a worthy accomplishment and you should feel proud. You made it even though you faced hardships with your husband. You are a winner.
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  6. Julie1014

    Julie1014 New Member

  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

  8. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Congratulations on your achievement!
  9. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Congrats! Way to Go - time for a well earned break...
  10. OpalMoon34

    OpalMoon34 member


    Can you please scan and post your Aspen diploma when you receive it? I am yet to see one and there is nothing in the Internet.
  11. BobbyJim

    BobbyJim New Member

    Congratulations! :notworthy:
  12. edwardlynch

    edwardlynch New Member

    What a battle... you are really tough!!!! Congratulations!!!
  13. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    I LOVE THESE POSTS! Congrats!

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