Thursday, July 28, 2011
It's official, I'm Going to Gonzaga
Last week, I shared news with my social networks via twitter, facebook, and now Google+ that I was accepted to Gonzaga University's masters program in Communication and Leadership. It's time for me to blog about it.
Looks like I'm going to be a bulldog yet again in my life. I was thrilled when I received the call from Jeff Wadley, program manager at Gonzaga University's, School of Professional Studies. Jeff has assisted me throughout my application process and he and his team are awesome. After he told me the good news and I told him how thrilled I was, I took a pause because the real work to prepare to go back to school now begins.
I've been down this road before and I know what it entails. I can't believe it has been two years since I graduated from Western Connecticut State University's Master of Fine Arts Creative and Professional Writing program. Like back then, time management and organization is going to be essential so I don't short change myself, my course work or my job responsibilities. That is going to mean less time watching and trying to catch up of past seasons of my favorite TV shows and films. More time spent reading and writing. My increased travel with work is also going to complicate how I manage and allot time for the work I need to do. It's going to be hectic at times but I believe this degree is going to be worth the work I put into it.
I'll spend the next few weeks tying up loose ends like getting my financial aid together, setting up my online accounts, buying books, introducing myself to Gonzaga's academic staff, and mentally preparing myself for what I believe will be an challenging but worthwhile two years back in school. I'm looking forward to this new chapter in my life and glad to be sharing it with all of you.