Sorry for the delay in posts; graduate school consumes about 70% of my life now (and that’s probably an understatement). The first weekend of the month I actually flew home to see my cousin get married to her high school sweetheart. It was beautiful, and it was wonderful to see my family.
Last week I struggled with anxiety, and I was very sick on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thankfully I’m feeling better. I definitely bounced back more quickly than I would have this time last year. I’m thankful to have Cason here by my side. The move to Texas has been a transition for the both of us, but we are making it through together. Cason has a new job. I have new friends, I think (which is a big deal for me). I’ve even managed to stay in touch with some GA friends, and that’s honestly something I was most worried about; I’m terrible about keeping in touch, even with my best friends. I’m blessed to have friends who reach out to me especially given that we are all so busy.
Cason and I also believe we have found a new church home. The worship music is an excellent combination of contemporary worship music and new renditions of old hymns; it reminds me of RUF worship at Mercer. (Shout out to the RUF band! Miss you!) The sermons provide informative historical backgrounds for the verses each week, and I really like his preaching style. It’s all very Bible-oriented, which should be a no-brainer for the church, but these days it’s harder to find someone who actually preaches the Bible.
Anyway, now to school-related things. The past couple of weeks I have advised my undergraduate students to evaluate their midterm goals, so I decided to make a few of my own. I’ve encouraged my students to be open and honest, and I tried to do the same on my evaluation. Writing these goals down helped me get the ball rolling in some areas. I’ve already met a couple of goals on there, like talking to my professors, scheduling more time for coursework, and studying with my peers. Perhaps I should add some more goals to this list! Graduate school is bringing out a whole new side of me, and I like it!
I have my first exam in Ethics of School Psychology (<–short version of the course title) on Monday, and I’ve made a study plan to help me tackle all the information from 7 class days, an entire textbook, our program handbook, 10+ articles, and multiple PowerPoint presentations. Needless to say, I have a lot of studying to do, and it has already begun. Hopefully my brain won’t be fried after class and I can keep studying this evening. Even though I’ve only been there a couple of times, Common Grounds is one of my favorite places to study. Expect to find me there all weekend.
Lastly, today is my 1 year anniversary of this blog, and it’s Baylor homecoming week. Sic’em.