Sunday, May 16, 2010
Here's to our school buddies!
Today I had the pleasure and thrill of watching my good friend Lisa defend her dissertation at Antioch Santa Barbara. Lisa did a wonderful job -- both with her presentation and in fielding questions after the presentation. Lisa and I have been each other's go-to person in our cohort. We have cheered each other on, vented when we needed to, asked for reality checks, laughed, and also helped each other with the work. Lisa and I didn't know each other before we began the Antioch program, but we became fast friends, and have both agreed that we can't imagine having done the program without the other.
For some of us, having a close friend in our class is an important element of managing the stress and celebrating the good stuff of academic journeys.
So this post is dedicated to good academic friends, the ones who help us through, help us laugh, and are there to lend a shoulder or kick in the butt when we need it. If you have a good school buddy, send this post along as a thank you!
I took the photo above earlier this year. Lisa loves pink -- so Lisa, excuse me, Dr. Graham... this one's for you!
Posted by Harriet Schwartz