Sunday, June 14, 2009

Graduate School Begins

I have decided to follow in the footsteps of my friend and fellow grad school blogger. She always posts a picture of the stack of books she will be reading during the upcoming semester. So here is my stack...

The stack doesn't seem too overwhelming, I suppose. Pursuing a full-time MAT degree in one year does make me a little nervous, though. I certainly have heard many stories about how my social life will end as I know it. Thankfully, I am extremely interested in this subject matter that will spearhead my career, unlike many of my undergraduate courses.

I am also glad that I now know what my priorities are, as opposed to the undergraduate years. I will no longer be playing video games with my buddies in the dorm, but will instead be preparing my mind for the responsibilities of guiding young children's lives. My free time will consist of dates with my wife, reading the Bible, or hanging with close friends from my church community. Additionally, this will be my career to shape the future of my family. My actions now will impact my own future children and generations to come. It's a big deal because I will be a teacher for the rest of my life and I am realizing how many lives I will be impacting on a daily basis...

...I hope I'm good at it. We'll find out soon enough.

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