Our two lovely graduation days came and went! I couldn’t have done it without all these lovely ladies.
Last night we celebrated the end of our graduate school career with a cap decorating party!
I am so thankful to have had this experience, to have gained so many friends through my two cohorts, and to have learned from so many amazing mentors.
Thanks y’all see you at Graduation!
One of my last posts was about being busy in grad school, and I am still just as busy. This year I started student teaching! It has brought me so much joy working with incredibly kind, talented young artists. I adore seeing the spark in their eyes, and the wheels turning when asked a question. At this point I am about to begin recording my edTPA segment to submit in December. I know that is right around the corner, and the stress is getting to me. Fortunately, there is a fantastic support system on my side, which I am very thankful to have.
As it is Halloween, you can find the pictures of my support system in all our fantastic costumes! My boyfriend, AJ and myself, dressed up as our idols, Molly and Arthur Weasley, and a few cohort members dressed up as: Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, a llama, and Rachel from Friends. My cohort has been so loving and a great source of laughter in sharing weekly stories, and coming together for festivities. It has been so lovely to share this time with such an amazingly hard working group of artists and educators. And I have to say, they know how to do a costume party!
I successfully completed my GRE on Saturday! Because it is computer based the scores pop at the end and they were not too horrible! And to celebrate after, and because I was already pretty close, I drove out to Jones Beach. So that is one more thing off the list. I cannot believe that I am checking thing's off for graduate school.
Yesterday I registered for classes, and I had a department meeting last week. It feels surreal to be getting ready to start up again. I feel like I am still in College on this extended break and at the same time, as if I have been in the "real world" forever. It will be challenging to be in the classroom full time and going to school almost full time. However, I am up for it!
Next year, here I come.
It's a New Year and with that comes new challenges and new adventures.
My gap year goals were (and still are) to have adventures, not take life so seriously, and spend time with family and friends. So far I have followed that path and traveled to The Dominican Republic, Saratoga, Philadelphia, Boston, and Red Bank. I have been spontaneous and made plans at the last minute like joining the Holiday Art and Craft Show in Mamaroneck. I hope to continue this mindset in 2016.
I already know this year I will start Graduate School, and join the Etsy New York Street Team. I cannot wait to see what else is in-store.
Enjoy the New Year and all its blessings.