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After being laid off last week, my new exciting journey starts Monday!

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  1. ohsomethingshiny
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    by ohsomethingshiny » Aug 10, 2018
    Some of you may recall me posting (here) about being laid off last week. Well, after crunching numbers and talking it over with the hubs, I just went ahead and enrolled in the first course through GIA. :read: I'm about to get schooled on all things shiny! :dance:
     
  2. Matata
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    by Matata » Aug 10, 2018
    Happy days ahead for you. Good luck with your studies.
     
  3. meely
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    by meely » Aug 10, 2018
    Sorry about your job but this sounds like a very exciting new adventure!
     
  4. MissGotRocks
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  5. shoechick
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    by shoechick » Aug 10, 2018
    How exciting!! Good for you to find a positive way to move forward during a time that can feel unsettling and overwhelming.

    Please do keep us posted on how the GIA courses are...I’m very curious
     
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    by kindred » Aug 10, 2018
    Basically everything that @shoechick said! What an exciting time for you!

    On the selfish side :evil2:, I hope you aren't considered a trade member too soon as we plebs will totally miss your contributions to threads on specific stones, etc. :lol-2:
     
  7. princessandthepear
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    by princessandthepear » Aug 10, 2018
    Best wishes for successful studies. Please start a thread on your studies and what you find fascinating. It would be helpful for others who may find themselves considering gemological studies.:read:
     
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    by Ellen » Aug 10, 2018
    Wow, how exciting!! Good for you. :appl:

    I wish you much success. =)2
     
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    by Bonfire » Aug 10, 2018
    Awesome! :read:
     
  10. HDer
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    by HDer » Aug 10, 2018
    Wow! Congratulations! Which course are you taking?
     
  11. ohsomethingshiny
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    by ohsomethingshiny » Aug 10, 2018
    Thanks, y’all! It’s so awesome to feel the support. :kiss2:
    Aww, you’re so sweet!!! It’ll be awhile before I can add “trade”, so count me in until then.

    I’m taking everything for the graduate gemologist, starting with diamond essentials first.
     
  12. HDer
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    by HDer » Aug 10, 2018
    Awesome! Please do let us know how the GG curriculum is. I know that's been the dream for more than one PSer!
     
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    by redwood66 » Aug 10, 2018
    How exciting! :D
     
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    by Luce » Aug 10, 2018
    :clap:I am so excited for you. I would love to do that some day!
     
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    by bright ice » Aug 10, 2018
    Best of luck to you, how excited you must be! Let us know how it is.
    I’d love to do it one day as well.
     
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    by Calliecake » Aug 10, 2018
    How fun!!! Please keep us updated on how you are doing.
     
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    by Octo2005 » Aug 10, 2018
    When one door closes, another one opens. Best wishes!
     
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    by tyty333 » Aug 11, 2018
    How very exciting!!! Go learn all kinds of good stuff!!!
     
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    by msop04 » Aug 11, 2018
    How exciting!!!
     
  20. cflutist
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    by cflutist » Aug 11, 2018
    Best wishes for your GG. As a PSer you should breeze through the Diamond Essentials class. The fun begins when the GIA sends you diamonds to plot and grade.
    The Gem ID class is pretty intense. You practice using gemological instruments e.g. refractometer, dicroscope, etc. to identify unknown gems. The final is an open book 20-stone test, misidentify one and you fail.
    @Wink and I have talked about this and he knew students who failed.
    Have fun.
     
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    by ohsomethingshiny » Aug 11, 2018
    *gulp* Okay, I wasn’t nervous before, but now I’m a wee bit. I don’t know anything about CS but I guess I will just have to work extra hard during that part in hopes I can pass.
     
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    by cflutist » Aug 11, 2018
    The colored stone classes were pretty interesting. You will be fine.
     
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    by tkyasx78 » Aug 11, 2018
    Oh wow! Sounds like you are going to have a good time!
     
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    by missy » Aug 12, 2018
    Oh how exciting and wishing you the best in your new endeavor. Wishing you success and happiness and may this be an exciting new adventure for a happy new chapter in your career goals. And please keep us posted!:appl:
     
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    by Bonfire » Aug 12, 2018
    Don’t get psyched out! I’m excited for you! Rock on! :P2
     
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 12, 2018
    Excited for you as you begin this new journey, life is funny with the twists and turns it takes you where you need to be even if you didn't plan on being there ;-)
     
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    by ceg » Aug 12, 2018
    That sounds so fun!!!! Happy and excited for you! Little bit jelly too, lol!
     
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    by Bron357 » Aug 13, 2018
    Congratulations on your new direction. It’s a lot of fun learning all about gemstones and very useful as a PSEr!
     
  30. ohsomethingshiny
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    by ohsomethingshiny » Aug 13, 2018
    I just passed my first test. :mrgreen2: This is very interesting!
     

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