Happy New (School) Year!

The start of September is almost like New Year’s Day for me. Just as I wonder on January 1 how the previous year went by so quickly, I often wonder in early September how the summer flew by. Wasn’t it just early June and my boys couldn’t wait to get out of school? The back-to-school [...]

Inching toward the finish line…..

Today is my last day of classes for the fall 2013 semester. Where has the time gone?? I begin my final semester next month. Did I really just type that?  I remember my first day of school in fall 2011. I went to a writing class that is required for communications majors, after attending a [...]

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving….

I am thankful for my familyI am thankful for my friendsI am thankful for my loud but oh-so-lovable dogsI am thankful for my home and my great neighborhoodI am thankful for the opportunity to be in schoolI am thankful for the opportunities that have come my way as a result of my educationI am thankful [...]

Another step forward

When I first went back to school two years ago, if someone had told me that I'd leave my family for six days to go to a public relations conference for students, I wouldn't have believed that person.  I am a homebody and I had only traveled by airplane twice before.  I like spending time [...]

The Elementary School Drop-off and Pick-up Woes!

Dismissal time from school—ask many moms who pick their children up and the stories will just start.  You’ll hear stories of people nearly getting hit people or of cars getting dinged.  You might hear stories about parents yelling at each other or using hand gestures to communicate their frustrations to each other.  You’ll hear about [...]

It’s amazing what brings me back…..

I was recently looking for some information on my university’s website.  As I was looking through the site, trying to find what I was researching, I came across the flow sheet for my major. I got goose bumps. Why, you wonder? When I was trying to apply to my university in the spring of 2011, [...]

There’s something about graduation season

The graduate school commencement took place tonight at my university. Undergraduate commencement takes place on Saturday. Because I have been at school for two years now, I know many people who are graduating. I've been watching the Twitter feed featuring the hashtag for commencement. And I've determined....... I WANT MY TURN! (Sorry for yelling.) Graduation [...]