Emily Hursty, MBA

Officially Emily Hursty, MBA!! I can’t believe it and I am so excited!

Emily Hursty, MBA

When I arrived on campus for the ceremony I met up with a few fellow grads who have been with me thoughts this long crazy journey. Each of these beautiful, accomplished women have inspired me in different ways throughout the years.

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Denise is a mother of 6 (!!!!) and still found the time to push herself through this programs. Ashley lives over an hour away from campus and still made the hike multiple times a week to Salem to complete this program. I just met Sarah this semester and she was in both of my classes. She and her now husband got married in Iceland (check out my trip recaps here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4) this semester and she still maintained an astonishing GPA. I wish nothing but the best to these ladies!

Just before the ceremony were were all lined up in the gym and ready to make out entrance to Pomp and Circumstance.

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Commencement exercises

As soon as I sat I immediately opened the Commencement Exercises brochure just to make sure my name was in there…not that I was worried but its still good to see! After a few great speeches, it was time to award the diplomas.

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I still can’t believe it!! I really am Emily Hursty, MBA! A.MAZE.ING!

SL was happy for me too! We briefly celebrated at the champagne reception and snapped a few shots. Well, Sarah snapped them for us…thanks Sarah!

official MBA

After this we met my parents, sister and her boyfriend for a delicious dinner to celebrate. I didn’t take any pictures because I was starving and concentrating on family time. As for today…working from home, maybe some TRX but mostly just enjoying my new title, Emily Hursty, MBA!

 

Graduation Day

I can’t believe it is finally here, Graduation Day!! Today started as most days do with my alarm waking me from blissful sleep at 5:15 am. It was a little easier to get out of bed today because I am so excited! I opted for a run/walk outside this morning because its finally warm enough!

Post run/walk I was starving and immediately made a smoothie, similar to my Pearberrycado smoothie, but with pineapple instead of pear.

smoothie breakfast

Now I am off to work for a few hours to try get a few things done before getting my hair done at noon. Blo opened a new salon in the building right next to mine and I finally have a good reason to check them out.

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I love getting pampered! After my hair gets an upgrade I’ll be heading home to eat a little something something and get my regalia ready for its big moment (and mine).

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I’ve conned my whole family into coming to this shindig (not that they would miss it) then taking me out for a nice dinner. On my mom’s side of the family I was the first one to go to college, not to mention graduate from college. Now I will be the first and only to get my Master’s! On my dad’s side of the family I will be joining my uncle, aunt and my cousin’s wife (who is just as much a cousin to me as the rest of the bunch) in having MBA added to my title.

I can honestly say I have never worked harder for anything in my life. I am really proud of myself! I still don’t feel like this is real. It has been a long road.