Wow, guys, I had my first day of school last night. My classes are only once a week, on Tuesday nights from 5-10pm. So, I basically spent five hours with my face in front of a fire hydrant last night, trying to gulp more information than my brain could sponge up.
It was overwhelming and exciting, much as I anticipated. Anytime you get handed a syllabus with an entire schedule laid out of expectations you have no clue as to fulfill, it's going to be mind-boggling.
On top of that, I met the 22 people I'm going to be spending the next 2 years with - my "cohort". We are all on the same track, taking the same courses, and forging through the same challenges ahead. To my surprise, there are 21 women...and one very brave guy. I kinda felt like I was pledging to a sorority! So, that should make things fun and interesting to say the least.
We got our books, we met our professors, and we scrambled to grasp what exactly we had gotten ourselves into. The bar is high. The mountain is steep. And it's going to be freaking incredible.
One thing is for certain - this is right where I'm supposed to be! Even as my eyes glazed over at the sight of the syllabi that dared to intimidate me with such words like "clinical conceptualization" or "genograms" or "1st order cybernetics" (I mean, what the crap do these things even MEAN???? Have I just signed up for a course on the Klingon language, or what?) even then my heart beat with a thrill at the thought of the adventure ahead of me.
I have no IDEA what these things are....BUT I'M GOING TO!
I went to bed around 1am after having read part of one of my textbooks. There's a TON of reading in grad school, and I'm NOT the fastest reader. There are a lot of challenges ahead of me, and one thing I'm dedicated to is YOU GUYS. I have a lot on my plate, and you're all going to be along for the ride.
As I drifted off to sleep last night, I felt so thankful for this opportunity. And, I was reminded of my "life verse" that I chose as a teenager, years ago. (Do you have a life verse? Just a motto from the word of God that can be a steadfast reminder for you no matter what stage of life you are in?) Well, here's mine:
Proverbs 16:3Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
I can't imagine a better time to wholly commit my actions to God. It will surely be to His credit that I achieve this feat. And I thank each and every one of you for your support as we dive into this venture!
BONUS SNEAK PEEK!
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