Well after filling out what seems like endless paperwork, taking a head-spinning difficult test, and playing the waiting game, I am officially a Graduate student come the Fall semester. I got my acceptance letter in the mail this week. Woot! Woot!
It has been a long time coming it seems for me to continue my education. At first, I was uncertain of what area of study that I wanted to dedicate my master degree pursuits to. Then it seemed, once I had a grasp on that, I was short of time and more focused on starting a family. But now... now it seems just the right time for it. It is almost 10 years since I graduated with my bachelor degree so it feels like a long time coming to go back for a master degree. Although, I truly feel that there is a certain time for everything with all things coming full circle.
I begin classes in August in pursuit of a Master in Education with emphasis on Instructional Technology. I know it is a mouthful really, but hopefully not quite as daunting as the title appears. Really, it is a specialized degree in e-learning which is very appropriate considering my teaching and graphic design background. I am extremely excited about starting this journey!
What about felting? Well, I will still be felting in my spare time - even if it is just for holiday presents and the occasional online sale listing. I think that I'll always be passionate about feltmaking and practice it throughout my life. On occasion, it must take a back seat though. With my family first and classes second to dedicate time to, I will be felting on the side, but I will still be felting.
And, I don't want to forget to wish everyone a happy 4th of July holiday. I also want to declare a big "Thank you!" to all those who have served or are serving in the military as well as to their families who make sacrifices. I appreciate you! God bless you all!