It felt nice.
Anyway, I've been trying to decide what to do with it all.
Use some of it for last-minute wedding costs? Absolutely.
Pay off some debt with it? Hopefully.
Further my career? I THINK SO.
I'm going to register for a few classes with the Gemological Institute of America. Which, if you know anything about diamonds or the 4C's (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight)... these are the big guys. They created the diamond grading system that all other companies now use.
With a Graduate Gemologist degree (which I also plan to complete, although not at the moment because it's an approximately $1500 investment)... I could do almost anything I wanted. I could be an appraiser for an auction house, I could be a jewelry designer, I could be a buyer, I could own my own jewelry store... the opportunities are endless.
This would help me further my career so much, and I'm so excited.