Thanks to all those who have helped me every step on the path of this particular journey. Thanks to my parents and grandparents for paving the way. Thanks to members of my cohort (Lauran and Emma in particular), fellow RPCVs and Coverdell Fellows (especially Blake, Taylor, and Betsy), Drs. Margaret Livingston and Bo Yang, without whom I could not have made it all three years. Special thanks to OMG whose help was instrumental in me finishing my master’s report, to HFAC for providing the topic of that report, to BSERC and the Bisbee Science Lab and especially to Thea and Amie. Thanks to Laura and the team at WDG for taking me on and guiding me this far. Thanks to the Whiskey Bards, and my Peer. Thanks to my found family in Atenveldt, Barony of Tir Ysgithr, every member of House Del la Roc, and special thanks to Golda, without whose charity, grace, and friendship I don’t think this would have been possible at all. But most of all, thanks to Brian, my son. Who at all of thirteen possesses more patience, and more heart than any person I know. A kid who I look up to, who inspires me, and has been more gracious and understanding with me for way longer than he had a right to have to be. I love you most of all kiddo, thanks for helping dad get through this.
Congratulations, honey. I’m super proud of your tenacity and work ethic. It’s been a journey for sure, but you’ve arrived at a way point. Enjoy this rest before you take on the next challenge life brings.
Congratulations, Blake! Grandpa, Grandma, and I are very proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished! Time for the next adventure, we love you!
I can’t wait to see what you do with this Masters and the certifications received. Public spaces will be better for having you steward them! I hope the enthusiasm never wanes! Congratulations on this realization of all your hard work.