Friday, August 14, 2015

School Bound! (I Hope)

Seven years ago I applied to begin a graduate program to get my Masters of Library Science. I received the acceptance letter in October. When I went through the application process in early August, I had no clue I was pregnant. It was a different story when the acceptance letter arrived. I knew I was due May 4. And the spring semester ended May 9. I didn't think that was a wise decision. Who knew how things would go? So I didn't register and since then I didn't pursue the process any more. Two kids and many years later...

So I've started to get bored. Not that I don't love what I do. I do. I love working with kids, planning story times and programs for them, and helping them and their parents find books they love. But the challenge, I think, it's what's gone. Due to that, I've decided to plunge into the depths of schooling. All I have left to do before I submit my application is write a 750-1500 word personal statement. (Which, I've discovered, is a lot harder than it sounds... I used to be able to do that so easily... but I wrote this thing and realized I repeated myself multiple times... Whoops!)

All that said, I'm excited to start this new chapter in life. I'm hoping that it goes fairly smoothly and that it benefits not only myself, but my family as well.


  1. Brandy, I am excited for you to start this new chapter! You can do it! It will benefit your family, too; because you will be providing a good example for them as they are starting their schooling years. If mommy can do, I can do it!!

    1. Thanks, Diane! (For some reason I *just* now saw this comment and the one from Zareena... weird.) Classes started Monday. It's a little overwhelming, since it's been 10 years and all for school for me. But I think I'm going to like it. :)

    2. You'll do fine!! If I could do it as a single parent and working full time..then you can do it!j Just take it one day at a time, and one assignment at a time.

    3. Thanks! I keep telling myself that; to just look at each tree rather than the entire forest. Sometimes I forget tho. ;)

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    1. Thanks! Classes started this week... I'm a little overwhelmed, since it's been TEN years! lol But I think I'm going to like it. :)


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