On Thursday, I put the last edits in on my thesis, pushed the submit button, and finished my Exec MBA. (Hooray!) I called Doug and said “I’m finished!” After the appropriate cheering and such, Doug said “OK. What do you want to do now?” I thought for a minute and said “Go see the bluebells!”
Bluebells are beautiful wildflowers that carpet parts of England for a few precious weeks each spring. If you blink, you may miss them. That would be a shame. The best part of living in this corner of the world is going for a walk through the bluebell woods in the spring. Below you can see a patch of bluebells in the distance; see the hints of purple?
And here they are up close. I love this photo, which shows that in every crowd there is a non-conformist:
We went to see them at Grey’s Court, a National Trust property near our home, that has the most spectacular gardens. I love this little peak of the flowering trees on the other side of the wall.
It’s been a very busy 30 months, full of hard work and total craziness, not to mention a career change mid-way through, but I must say I loved (nearly) every minute of it!
Whatever will I do now with all of my spare time?
Oh, I’m sure you’re going to find something to fill it with 😉
The Bluebells are lovely and the woods look peacefull and nice.
And to think when I started the MBA I was worried about filling up the time that I had free because the girls had gone off into the world…..
Take time to smell the ….. Bluebells! So proud of you, you amazing woman!❤️
Thank you! You are no slouch yourself! We can form a mutual admiration society.
So beautiful flowers!!
you can KNIT and blog 🙂
Thank you. I will definitely be knitting and blogging. Hooray!
Congrat-U-Lations, Kelly!! Decisions, decisions …. Looking forward to hearing what comes next!
Thank you, Karen. The more lovely patterns that are out there, the harder it is to decide. What is up with that?
Congrats! Cheers for a Great accomplishment and awesome rewards to come.
Thank you Monica. I am very relieved to be done. (And happy too!)
Congratulations – it’s an amazing achievement and I’m sure all the hard work was worth it. Take some well earned time out to sit and knit. Those bluebells are gorgeous!
Thank you! I must admit that I have been admiring your natural-toned Buchanan; that it certainly on my list.
I think that last question was rhetorical. Congratulations!
It most certainly was! Thank you, Jossie. I am so happy to be done.
Bluebell walks seem to be a big thing this year – they do look beautiful! Congrats on finishing your studies.
Thank you! And yes, I think that we British-based bloggers have overdone the bluebells this year. None of the photos can do them justice.
Yay! Congratulations! Bluebell gazing seems like the perfect reward for all your hard work!
Thank you, Leah! Now I can remember what my husband and children look like again! (Though I was teasing Doug this morning that now I would start a law degree.)
good for you! You must be so pleased! Glad you had such a pretty place to celebrate.
Thank you. I am definitely pleased. I started celebrating by sleeping for a very long time.
Woo hoo!!! Congratulations! ! You are truly an inspiration to those of us out here contemplating a change :-))
I say “Go for it, Amy!” Change is good. It keeps you engaged in life.