Taking the LeapI am currently in the enrollment process in the Master's Degree program for English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. It is an 18 month, 36 unit, intense program. In addition I am raising three kids, all who still live at home and constantly want my attention, ask for money and request gourmet meals 3 times a day. For a paycheck I am a substitute teacher for K-12th grades. To feed my writer's soul I have a finished manuscript I am currently editing and two other ideas I am nurturing into future manuscripts.
From 2010-2012 I went to Brandman University and earned a Bachelor's Degree with a major in Liberal Studies and a minor in Psychology. From 2012-2013 I attended classes working on my teaching credentials. However, after much soul searching I realized that this was not the path I most desired. So I enrolled in SNHU and began working again on my writing. A masters will allow me to teach at the college level and improve my writing.
I strive for perfection in all that I do, which has caused me to fail a time or two. I am learning that life is not about perfection; it is about trying my best, being happy with what I have and following my dreams. There are days when fear and clinical depression try to drag me into bed with the covers over my head and the blinds shut tight. However, I am working hard to stay up and stay positive; for my husband, my kids, and myself.
This blog is where I will share my journey. Follow with me as I labor to keep my sanity in the moments that:
- I have assignments in the two Masters courses I am enrolled in.
- My three kids are behaving in a most demanding and difficult manner.
- I have chapters of a book to write to completion and
- I am called in to teach all ages of children.