Have you noticed anything different on my “Life List” page? Look closely and you’ll see that another item has been checked off.
I officially finished all of my graduate course work! My last class was an easy breezy elective – Small Business Development and Management. The entire class was one big project – I had to work with a team to develop and present a business plan. Our presentation ( Blue Hen Winery Presentation ) had to be geared towards potential (fake) investors. We chose to start a winery and quickly realized that it would never work given the amount of money we would have to borrow. So, we made some assumptions and made our pitch to a wealthy friend. First, we assumed that our wine enthusiast friend had inherited a large piece of property with an old barn that we could use for our wine making and tasting room. Second, we also assumed that the same friend had also inherited a large sum of money and just wanted to make a good enough return on his investment to pay the taxes on the property. We were the last group to present that night and as we stood up at 9:30 PM, students were already starting to doze off. I don’t blame them as that could have easily been me.
I am proud of myself and glad that it is over. But I am now left wondering what I will do with all my spare time. Yikes.
I had to mail in my “Application for Advanced Degree” the other day. I posed a question to the Facebook world asking for suggestions on how my name should read on my diploma. After debating with myself for several days, I finally decided on “Alexis Albanese Milam.” Yes, I started the degree as a Milam, but my diploma from my undergraduate degree says “Albanese” so I kind of wanted things to match up.
People keep asking me if I’m going to have a party or celebrate. And the answer is yes and no. Nothing is planned in the immediate future. Graduation is Memorial Day Weekend. I have a ceremony on May 27 just for my program’s graduates. There is a huge ceremony for all graduates on May 28, but I’ll skipping that to hopefully live it up and “party” at our Fair Hill Tailgate Party!