This past Friday, I got this done! I’m still in a dream state that I’ve finally done this. Really the marathon analogy is pretty accurate about grad school from what my friends and family tell me about marathons. You just have to keep moving on and moving forward. Time management, study skills, sacrifice, determination, and sharp focus are all things one needs to complete this.
And good news I get to transfer to a new position with the new year.
and I will have completed this goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m super-charged excited about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just have a few more things to do for assignments and I am possibly done with homework for ever…at least at the master’s level…still leaning toward a doctorate degree, but we’ll see.
Away is graduation. I’ll have 66 semester hours of classes behind me and I’ll hopefully be looking at a new exciting job in the new year! If I can just keep afloat in this turbulent river of adventure this semester I will do so well. So far I’m doing much better with time management this semester. Miss being on here with you all, but Todd has been right…sacrifices have to be made for things such as this goal.
I got an A in my child counseling class and an A in my first practicum class. Relaxing and not thinking about school for a few days then planning will begin for the second practicum class and full steam ahead for Fall 2011 semester. Then Dec 16 I should be able to add a M.S. to my name! Is it crazy for a 34 year old to be this excited Guess not because this is the longest standing goal I have on 43T.
Well, I got my results back, are ya’ll ready?
Drum roll, please…
The lady who called said I “passed with flying colors.” To say I am excited, ecstatic, or elated is kind of way too understated to describe how I feel. I am basking in joy knowing that this degree will be mine by the end of the year…THERE IS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND!!!
were this morning. I’ll have one more chance to take them if I did not pass them today before when I plan to graduate. I don’t feel like I completely bombed them, but I don’t feel super good about the test, either. They said that it’d be about 2-3 weeks before I’d find out, too. I HATE waiting for results, but I guess I have no choice. I’m so nervous about this!!! I hope to report positive things to ya’ll in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, pray for my patience. LOL
- Read chapter 3 in Assessment 2 book.
- Read chapter 2 in Theories book.
- Read chapter 3 in Theories book.
- Read chapter 4 in Theories book.
- Read chapter 5 in Theories book.
- Take notes on chapter 2 in Theories.
- Take notes on chapter 3 in Theories.
- Take notes on chapter 4 in Theories.
- Take notes on chapter 5 in Theories.
- Read chapter 5 in Research.
- Read chapter 6 in Research.
- Begin research for Theories term paper.
PLEASE encourage me! I really want to get all this done by the end of tomorrow so I can go to church and a Super Bowl party Sunday.
I am not looking forward to it as I’ve been off for almost 6 weeks. I’ve gotten very used to not doing academics. I’m going to keep you all updated about how I’m doing, because I’m going to need the awesome encouragement of 43ters. My nyr is to not get behind in my studies, so I think I need to go public with my studies, so please help as you are able this semester, especially. 9 hours of coursework and a full-time job is not easy. I really miss my interaction here, and think I need to be more active than I have been.
Assessment I: B
Life Cycle Development: A
Theories of Personality: A
Cumulative GPA: 3.80
Five classes, three semesters, and one year left to do this!!! I have not seen where they’ve released grades yet, so I’ll have to report on that later. I will take Theories of Counseling, Assessment 2, and Research in the spring semester. Thankfully for me I get a five or six week break between semesters. Then it’ll all be downhill from the summer on. I will be doing one class in the summer and fall. Then hopefully I will pass comps and the National Counselor Exam and graduate around this time next year. I am so ready to be done with this degree!!!