Friday, July 02, 2010

After much paperwork and many hurdles...

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!

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Shalana!!
    It sounds like you've found the perfect degree program.
    Good luck with everything and just try to 'stay in the moment'. You'll have your Masters in the blink of an eye and your baby will be in Pre-School!! XXOO-

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  2. Congratulations Shalana thats Fantastic news and wishing you all the best xoxo

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  3. Congrats sweetie. Best of all your taking the time for yourself, as I say to reboost your brain! Having children definatley makes you look at your life. Im loving studying again and im also looking into teaching, but in a different field (textiles). Hope all goes well. x

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  4. Good luck Shalana
    Sounds like the perfect move for you

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  5. You sound like you are going to be extra busy! hope you dont mind I have taken your "love Felting" badge for my blog - thanks in advance

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  6. How wonderful for you! Congratulations! Another Shalana creation - YOU! You have all our support and encouragement - thank you for supporting all your fellow felters. I'm sure I speak for others - we know you'll be fantastic in whatever you pursue!

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  7. Congrats Darlin'! You are going to be one very busy woman. You shine always!
    Hugs,
    Suzanne

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