So I've Got Some Big News (& No, I'm Not Pregnant)

Alright, y'all. You may remember me posting this picture a few weeks back saying that big things were to come, and that I would h...


Alright, y'all. You may remember me posting this picture a few weeks back saying that big things were to come, and that I would hopefully have more news soon. Well, the news is here and I'm ready to share it. 





I GOT INTO GRAD SCHOOL! That's right, your girl is on her way to getting her Master's. 

I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Mass Communications back in 2012. I immediately started working as an Assistant Store Manager for a small girl's boutique, and within three months, I had my own store. The bad news? I had no passion for retail and my job had me crossing state lines and time zones five days a week. I was miserable. 
I spent two years applying for every higher ed position within an hour or two of my house. I was offered a position with a major pay cut and turned it down. 

Finally, in November 2014, I landed a job at my alma mater, 15 minutes from home. I couldn't have been more pleased. (That's my current position.) After starting, I learned that the university system that I work for offers free tuition (with some stipulations) to full-time benefited employees after six months of employment. I knew it was finally my chance to earn my Master's, and virtually for free! 

I took my GRE, and after several tear-soaked study sessions and sobbing, I was able to earn the scores I needed for my first-choice program. I also had two backups. After submitting an application, GRE scores, a personal statement, a resume, and two shining recommendations, I was able to interview for the program. 

I found out that I got into the program while my daddy was in surgery, but while it was amazing news to receive, I was waiting to hear even better news, so it wasn't my top priority. Now, my dad's back at home and recovering, so I felt like I could spill the beans. 

I'll begin working on my Master's of Education in Counseling with a focus on College Student Affairs in the Fall, with a tentative graduation date of Spring 2018. I am so incredibly nervous, and also excited to begin this program. 

Thank you for sharing in this awesome news with me. 




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  1. YAY!!! Congrats, that is amazing! I'm also so glad that your dad is better <3

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    1. Thank you for both comments. I'm super excited!
      And about my dad, he's still recovering, but we've made it out of the woods! :)

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  2. This is so amazing! Congratulations!!

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  3. Congratulations! This is such exciting news :)

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    1. Thank you. It is! I'm feeling very proud of myself right now. :)

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  4. That's awesome!! Congrats girl! We started our Master's program this past Fall and I'm so glad we did it!

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    1. That's awesome. I didn't know that y'all were working on your Master's! (Looks like now I can borrow that graduation gown, too! Lol.) What are y'all studying?
      Also, thank you! :)

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  5. First off, I can finally comment on your blog! That's good news. Most importantly, however; congratulations to my baby sister! You have always amazed me. I could not be more proud or happier for you!

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    1. Thank you so much, sissy. I love you!
      And yay for being able to comment!

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