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Off-Topic => Off-Topic: Talk about anything you want. => Topic started by: Riki on December 14, 2017, 11:55:14 AM

Title: Yay Me!!
Post by: Riki on December 14, 2017, 11:55:14 AM
I just finished my first semester of my first year of college!  I'm tired. *LOL*
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Post by: willowtreewren on December 14, 2017, 12:03:38 PM
Congrats!  :flower; :bandance;
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Post by: kickingandscreaming on December 14, 2017, 01:06:46 PM
That's terrific.  May there  be many more (within reason:))
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Post by: iolaire on December 14, 2017, 01:07:54 PM
Congratulations! Good job.
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Post by: SooMK on December 14, 2017, 01:20:58 PM
Have a good rest and then go right back at it! Great work.
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Post by: cassandra on December 14, 2017, 02:52:12 PM
Well done girl!!!! Have a rest and good luck with the next ones.


   :cheer:


Love, Cas
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Post by: Jean on December 14, 2017, 03:26:12 PM
   YaaaaY YOU!!!! Congratulations and keep it up!!!
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Post by: Simon Dog on December 14, 2017, 05:18:27 PM
Congrats.  What degree RU pursuing?
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Post by: Cupcake on December 15, 2017, 06:42:22 AM
Congrat and well done!
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Post by: Riki on December 15, 2017, 10:46:27 AM
That's terrific.  May there  be many more (within reason:))

There should be 3 more, if I do this right.. *G*

Congrats.  What degree RU pursuing?

It's a certification, no a degree, in Tourism and Travel Management.  Though, if I wanted to, I could take 2 years of university after I finish this course next year, and get a business degree. 
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Post by: smartcookie on December 15, 2017, 11:46:35 AM
Go Riki!  I loved college, but you are right, it is sooo tiring!
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Post by: Riki on December 16, 2017, 10:19:31 AM
Go Riki!  I loved college, but you are right, it is sooo tiring!

It's a strange thing for me.  I look at my classmates, and they're all 20 years younger than I am.  They somehow find the time to get to class, and get their work done, but then they have jobs, and they are out partying, and playing sports.  I don't know where they find the time.  I'm lucky to get my work done and get to dialysis before I fall asleep. *L*
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Post by: Paul on December 16, 2017, 10:59:59 AM
Well done Riki.
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Post by: PrimeTimer on December 16, 2017, 01:48:04 PM
Congrats, Riki on your success thus far in college!
 Don't be so sure that your younger classmates who appear to be "doing more" are actually turning in quality work.   ;)
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Post by: Simon Dog on December 16, 2017, 06:25:35 PM
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It's a certification, no a degree, in Tourism and Travel Management
Please let us all know when your future appearance on Shark Tank will be, so we can watch your presentation regarding dialysis travel  :2thumbsup;
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Post by: kristina on December 17, 2017, 01:44:41 PM
Well done Riki !!!
I know from own experiences, how difficult this can be sometimes & I congratulate you wholeheartedly !!!
I also take off my hat to your efforts & congratulate you again & send you my best wishes from Kristina. :grouphug;
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Post by: Riki on December 17, 2017, 05:18:59 PM
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It's a certification, no a degree, in Tourism and Travel Management
Please let us all know when your future appearance on Shark Tank will be, so we can watch your presentation regarding dialysis travel  :2thumbsup;

I, uh, actually did an outline for a presentation, as part of my Business Communications class.  I got a good mark on it, and I'm considering putting it together as a powerpoint presentation

Doubt I'd go on Shark Tank, cuz I think Kevin O'Leary is a dick, though, I'd go on Dragon's Den, but that's mostly cuz I have a crush on Arlene Dickison.  Something tells me that Kevin O'Leary is on Dragon's Den too, but I'd endure him for Arlene. *G*
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Post by: Simon Dog on December 17, 2017, 10:20:22 PM
Kevin O'Leary is my favorite shark, since he and I have much in common.  We both lack social graces, tact and diplomatic skills.   I think I would get along just fine with him.   
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Post by: Riki on December 19, 2017, 10:53:50 AM
Kevin O'Leary is my favorite shark, since he and I have much in common.  We both lack social graces, tact and diplomatic skills.   I think I would get along just fine with him.

The only good thing I can say about him is that he is an excellent photographer, and he sells his photos for charity
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Post by: Riki on May 12, 2019, 12:23:48 AM
I thought I had  another post on this topic that was newer, but this one will work.. :thumbup;

I graduate this Friday!!

Two years of papers and presentations, guest speakers and exams.  It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. 

I think the most fun I had was working with the ESL students.  They were studying Tourism as well, while learning or bettering their English skills.  They came on a motorcoach tour with us to the North Shore, where all the Anne of Green Gables stuff is.  We went to the Green Gables house, and because it was October, there was a haunted house at The Adventure Park.  We took pictures outside of the hotel, Dalvay by the Sea, which was used in the Road to Avonlea series for the outside shots of the Whitesands Hotel.  A lot of them came into our class to do presentations to us about their home countries and their cultures.  We also had them in for a workshop on dining etiquette that we put on for them.  Then they had a pancake breakfast as a fundraiser and used everything that we taught them.  It was really cool.  I'm kind of sad that it's all over.

The pre-graduation nerves have started, and I'm worried about all the dumb little things that could happen, like walking across the stage and tripping over something and falling flat on my face.  I'm visually impaired.  It could happen.

I still need to take the ACTA certification test.  I appear to be the only one in our class you wanted to take it.  You need to take that test in order to have CTC after your name.  Just in case you are wondering, it stands for Certified Travel Councillor.  I don't need to take it right away, so if need be, I'll wait until next year's class wants to take it.  They are a bigger class, so there may be more who wanted to take it than mine.

I'm excited, scared, nervous, relieved, and unsure of what the heck I'm going to do now, but I think it was worth it.
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Post by: Michael Murphy on May 12, 2019, 03:22:30 AM
Way to go!  With dialysis and school you did the difficult and should be proud of yourself.  Yay You!!!
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Post by: iolaire on May 12, 2019, 05:49:29 AM
Good job!
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Post by: cassandra on May 12, 2019, 09:58:37 AM
Wow Iím very impressed, and if allowed very proud of you. Well done you!!!


   :yahoo;     :2thumbsup;     :thumbup;




Lots of love, luck and strength with whatever it is you choose to do next, Cas
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Post by: kitkatz on May 19, 2019, 11:22:55 PM
 :flower; :bandance; :flower; :bestwishes;

Good job!  Happy Graduation!
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Post by: kickingandscreaming on May 23, 2019, 07:12:05 AM
Great achievement, Riki!!!
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Post by: PrimeTimer on May 23, 2019, 07:58:12 PM
Congratulations, Riki! We know you worked long and hard for it so kudos to you!  :beer1;     :bow;   Forgive my bad manners in being late with this.
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Post by: Riki on May 24, 2019, 10:47:01 AM
Here are some pictures from grad day.  The first is me and a little doggie that my stepmom gave me, and the second is most of my class and our instructors
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Post by: cassandra on May 25, 2019, 11:28:00 AM
Lovely pictures, thanx for sharing


   :cheer:
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Post by: PrimeTimer on May 25, 2019, 05:24:51 PM
Thanks for sharing the pictures. It must feel so good to be a grad. That's quite an achievement for anyone but especially for someone who didn't let kidney failure get in the way.
Title: Re: Yay Me!!
Post by: Riki on June 10, 2019, 12:10:02 PM
I went to high school on dialysis as a teenager, I don't figure it to be much harder to graduate college at 40 on dialysis.. *G*
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Post by: Simon Dog on June 14, 2019, 08:29:53 PM
Eggsellent accomplishment  :thumbup;
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Post by: Riki on June 20, 2019, 05:37:08 PM
Now I need an actual job.  I've actually made some headway on that, but I'm going to wait till I get back from Philadelphia before really putting any effort into it