Greetings ds106! I am so excited to be sharing this space with you all this semester, and hope that we get through it with ease, success, and happiness!
Can you believe it? I am going to GRADUATE SCHOOL!!! Let me just say that this was never in my wildest imagination something that I thought I would be saying, let alone actually doing! I re-started my quest for a degree when I was 31 years old, and found myself thinking of what a an opportunity I had to finally go back to school while I was home with my son who was only 7 months old at the time. A long few years later, and I am going to be graduating this December with my BA in Sociology!
A fun few facts about myself. As I mentioned earlier, I got a rather late start to college, but that is because I thought I wasn’t meant for it! When I graduated high school…..a long time ago…….I actually went to Shenandoah Conservatory as a violin performance major. Pretty nerdy, but I had been playing since I was four, and thought that becoming a professional musician was the life I wanted. After two years of intense competition and essentially musician boot camp (where they break you down so they can build you back up again) I had fallen out of love with my passion. I spent a lot of the time from then until recently just going about my life with no intention of returning to college because I simply had no idea what to do.
After many years of doing the traditional life checklist things like getting married, buying a house, and finally starting a family, it suddenly clicked – I had before me the most precious and last in my lifetime chance to get that education and finally get to where I wanted to be! I took it and like Robert Plant says “Took my chances on a big jet-plane
Never let ’em tell ya that they’re all-aw-all the same”
Finally, check out my twitter to find out another fun fact about me that you might think is “only for Grandmas” but that I actually love!
Let’s get to learning! Have fun and can’t wait to see what this semester holds for us all!