A little over a week ago I received an email from the Director of the MA Economics program at ODU. It simply stated, "Are you in town?" A little odd, but I responded with a bit more wordy response to let him know yes, in fact I am in town and employed and doing well, blah, blah, blah. I have a hard time keeping things short and to the point although this new job of mine is improving my terseness via email. A week or so goes by and I receive a phone call from the director. He informs me that I have won the "Outstanding Economics MA Student" for the current year! I jump with joy and quickly realize what a complete nerd this makes me...and I love it!
The ceremony was this past week and it was very nice. Most of my professors showed up and chatted with me. I fell in love with the world of academia all over again. I need. MUST. be a professor one day. I love school! In honor of my award, I received this beautiful plaque and a check! Money, money, money!
A little side note...Ryan was calling me a nerd and I was admitting 100% to being such and proud of it, when J-man chimes in a tells me "You're not a nerd. Nerds aren't cool like you!" Whoop! I'm a cool nerd! That's pretty sweet! This little dialogue got me thinking...kids see things so differently. When J-man thinks nerd, he thinks the nonsocial kid who always has a book in his hand and isn't cool, while I think of an intellectual individual who enjoys learning. Kids make me laugh!
So, FYI, I have the cutest, most confident, strong, funny, sweet Gramma in the entire world! Isn't she precious dressed up for the Chicken Dance?!?!
Gosh, I love her!
Rock it out Gramma!
Have a rockin weekend, ya'll!