Well, because I know myself, and I know I need to write, I am starting a new feature here on Life with Jack:
Mom Goes To School
The place where I'll write about all things in my adventure as a non-traditional student. Remember the super attentive, annoying, older-ish student who always asked/answered questions, sat in the front row, and became teacher's pet? The one called a "non-trad"? Yeah, I'm gonna be that person. I'm the one going back to school after an 8 year hiatus, super eager to prove myself.
Whenever I write about my school journey, you will see Mom Goes To School in the title. That way, you can decide if you'd like to follow along on my adventure... or just skip it and wait for a cute Jack anecdote. Trust me, I completely understand if you come to this space to learn about prematurity and our life with a former micro preemie who is beating the odds. Seriously, friends, Jack is doing GREAT! It's OK with me if you only want to read about that.
But for those that want to come along with me, I welcome you with loving arms. Hold me, actually. Yesterday marked exactly two months (to the very day!) that I start my PhD program. I have two months to tie up all my loose ends, make sure my move down to Utah goes smoothly, and try to cram in some refreshers in my field. I need some serious reading time. I need to see where the current research is. And I need to remember how to write... in a non "bloggy" sort of way. Mmmk?
Last week I officially registered for classes. It was a very exciting day.
Nerd alert! My fall courses:
Approaches to the Study of Politics
American Political Behavior
Seminar in Public Administration
One last thing - THANK YOU for all your lovely well-wishes, congratulatory messages, and the encouragement you left on the blog and on Facebook. It meant so much to read through all the love. I was kind of scared to let you know. I don't know why, but I was. It means more than you know to have this cheering squad.
|new necklace from a friend. Lotus Flower, which means "new beginnings"|