You guys, it literally just hit me. Matt picked up his tickets for graduation yesterday. He is graduating with his Ph.D. in two weeks.
He has been at this university for like, eleventy jillion years. (Okay, nine. But still. NINE YEARS.) And in two weeks, he'll never have to go to school again.
I mean, let's be realistic. He'll probably still be working at a school, if all goes as we'd like it to. But he'll never have to do another professor's bidding!
… Okay, that's not true either. Especially if he winds up getting a post-doc after this.
So basically, life will not change at all.
But it's a huge not-changing-at-all.