It’s amazing to me how quickly time can fly, and I mean really fly. To think about how quickly these past 3-4 months have gone, it is truly crazy. I’ve counseled clients, I’ve finished a class for this semester already, and by Thursday of next week I will be done for the semester only to start right back up again on May 10th with summer classes.
Usually I have themes for my blog, but I’m not really sure that this one has a theme. It’s just been a really long time since I’ve blogged, and it’s been a really busy past couple weeks. As I’ve said in the past though, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Take tonight for instance, I’m sure I could be studying for the exam that I have Monday, but truthfully it wouldn’t do me any good, so blogging and keeping myself busy is the next best thing.
Today I had my first year evaluation. It went really well. It is rather intimidating I think to hear that all of the professors got together and talked about each of us and our progress, how we do in class, etc. Luckily, I’m not getting kicked out (lol), and I got some really nice feedback that was surprising in some aspects, but everything was positive. Perception is an amazing thing, really. I think I’ve talked about it a little before, but if you think about it, perception is everything.
Knowing that your perceptions match those of others can give you a really good feeling. Feeling that I’ve gotten a good fit at Penn State with this program and feeling that I’ve done well is given a whole new spin when your professors are saying the same things. I just can’t get over the fact that I’m one year into my program. One year away from a Master’s degree. One year away from the rest of my life.
Who know’s where I will end up? That’s another amazing thing to me. When I first went away to college, it was rough. Actually, rough is an understatement, but I made it through. Essentially, I hated Pittsburgh, I loved Pitt, but Pittsburgh was too damn far away from home. As the semesters and years went on, though, it became more evident to me how awesome Pittsburgh really was. At the end of my four years there, I didn’t want to leave.
I know after graduation at PA doesn’t have many school counselor jobs opening up…but there is North Carolina, which I am seriously considering because I hate the cold, and though NC has its cold moments, I would love to be closer to a beach and in an area that has a longer spring and summer. This move would be weird for me, almost crazy really because I am such a homebody. Not in the fact that I love my hometown, but I love being around people that I know. Change scares me believe it or not, just the initial thought of it, but at the same time, once I am in the change, I can thrive. I’m ready to be challenged and I’m super excited to help students in schools.
I thought to myself today, “Why don’t they make a show that is called ’23 with a master’s degree’?” Because honestly…..16 and pregnant is not really something to be proud of. I’m not saying that being 23 and not having a master’s degree is bad, I’m just saying that I think successes should be celebrated more when they are good things and for good opportunities. It’s amazing to me that such a show can get so popular for a girl getting pregnant. Just a random thought I guess…
Anyway though, I just wanted to blog to touch base and let everyone know that this blog still does exist and that I will for sure be updating more hopefully soon as the semester is over for me in almost a week. 🙂