- My thesis is approved, polished, and fully submitted.
- I graduate on Friday.
- I have an adjunct teaching job at OTC.
- The job pays enough money that...
- I bought a house: http://www.trulia.com/property/1082960394-919-S-Fort-Ave-Springfield-MO-65806
I could elaborate more, but I see no need. Things are good, and I'm about to reclaim my independence.