September 08, 2010

And the next step unfolds....

Wednesday afternoon. I haven't spent much time on my blog since I started school, I feel like most of my posts would go like: "I had school today, learned a lot, Greek is making my head swell, I have homework every night, studying for a test." Repeat, repeat, repeat.

All of the above is true. But I can't even express the joy I have in learning. It is something I find truly meaningful and have a great peace, even in Greek.

From the time I entered school I didn't have a firm grip on what I would do after I finish my undergrad, options were: go to work, keep going to school getting a Masters in ? I did feel like my heart was leaning towards the Masters but never felt sure of what that degree would be in. I am excited to share that this week I feel like the next step has been made clear to me through different outlets, happenings and conversations....Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, I will be heading into the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at ACU if I was to be accepted in a mere 2-3 years when I am at that point in my education.

This is exciting to me on many levels, first, I can take many of the undergrad classes in the next couple of years and will have minimal leveling to do. Second, I know that my biblical text background in undergrad will be a wonderful emphasis to take into the field. Third, as my friend Robin pointed out, the fact that I am old only helps in this area (she didn't put it quite that way, of course she said it much nicer). Life experience is a good thing.

I have loved all my social science classes I have had and I think I can also fold in my love for writing into this field. I do believe it is the trifecta of fields for me. Just happy and wanted to share.

6 comments:

ChristyCate said...

You will love it and be great!!! Congrats, my friend! (You do know my first Masters was with a major in MFT? We will have much to share... :-))

Tina said...

I think this is what is commonly known as a good fit. Bet that is what happens when we listen to the whispers of the spirit. Lead on, my friend.

Donna Ware said...

This is awesome news! Phil and I can be your first appointment! Yes, we are still in love, but I will come up with some irritation that you can solve for us! Love you

Amber Joy said...

This is so exciting, Tammy! It is, indeed, a perfect fit!

mad4books said...

We WANT to hear about school! Truly! And what you said about the joy you are experiencing in learning reminded me of this quote:

"It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated."

-Edith Hamilton, educator and writer (1867-1963)

Scott F said...

Doesn't surprise me a bit. God has gifted you in this already -- now just to get the paper! :)