Friday, July 8, 2011

Hello Master!

Well I am happy to report: I DID IT! I just completed the last assignment I had for my Masters degree!!! So now I have a Masters of Arts in Human Services specializing in Marriage and Family.  I started on this journey in August 2010 and taking a full course load each semester has allowed for me to be finished before the one year mark and well before the five year time limit! I will not walk in graduation until May 2012 but it does not make this seem any less real!

It has been a long journey with late nights, missed nights out, and exhaustion like you would not believe but I am thankful for the love and support I have been shown while completing this chapter in my life. When I graduated with my Bachelors degree ages ago (2005), I swore to myself I would never go back to school but we are living in different times and having a Masters degree almost seems necessary so when I was passed up for a promotion, I decided that I had had enough! I applied to school, was accepted, and started my journey. Now all I can think about is what is next? Where do I go from here?
I told Justin the other night that I just do not know what I am going to do with myself now that I do not have to spend countless nights completing discussion postings, writing endless papers, and taking quizzes. He simply replied to me "relax and get ready for the baby". So that is what I will do. I have toyed around with the idea of continuing in school and obtaining a post graduate degree as an Education Specialist and while this is still my plan, right now my main focus is getting this house and our lives ready for Luke/Colin.

So this weekend I will take the time to paint the boys' room, do laundry, clean the house, and hang out with my two awesome boys and bask in the glory of completing another chapter in my school career.

Below is a picture from my undergraduate graduation. Graduate school picture to come May 2012.

 Have a great weekend everyone!

Until next time....

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Michelle! Who would have thought that we would be parents and continuing on for our Master's? I look forward to the day that I can say I am finally completed as well. Hoping in just one more year I will be able to say, Hello Master!