best day of my life

“For everyone of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way.” {Oprah}

Something phenomenal happened today — at approximately 2:00 this afternoon I was welcomed back into a conference room with the words “congratulations Dr. Macon.”

Yes… I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation! 

After seemingly endless hours/days/weeks/months/years, it feels surreal to have arrived at a place I’ve fantasized about since Mrs. Martin planted a seed of a dream during one of our dazzling late-afternoon conversations 18 years ago.  To her, and all those who have supported, encouraged, and loved me along this incredible journey, I offer my sincere and unending gratitude.

This is indeed the best day of my life… so far.