Closing Time

It’s hard to believe that this journey is coming to an end. It wasn’t that long ago that I came into the open house event and met Dr. Zamora, Kelly and her sweet mother. I knew that the program was going to be a good fit for me, but I did not know that I would make so many wonderful acquaintances over the journey.

From my first class with Professor Sisler, I knew that my colleagues were going to become a special part of the entire experience. We all had something unique to offer one another. It’s easy to say that I’ve learned so much from each of you. I’m sure our journey together is not at an end. It has only began.

We all faced our own challenges when the impact of COVID-19 hit us. For me, the transition to an online learning environment was difficult. Especially while trying to get through Dr. Nelsons Methodologies course. I think you all can agree with me on that one. Academically, it was the hardest course for me throughout the program. The thesis work took the most out of me emotionally and physically. However, I can now look at this work as one of my greatest accomplishments.

Looking into my future, I don’t know what will come of it. But I can say that I have applied for a EdD program at Monmouth University. Not only do I want to make a change in how people view writing as a tool, I also want to help make a change in our academic communities. Hopefully I will be accepted into the program. For now, I wish all of you the best in your futures, and I hope that we can all stay in touch.

Graduation Fever

(Google Images, 27 April 2021)

It is finally sinking in: I am graduating on May 14, 2021! Winter 2020 has been a dark struggle for me as well as for everyone else. But I managed to survive. The pandemi years have been a test of our resolve, and there had been time, I have been mentally exhausted, lying on my bed, defeated and bone tired. Now I see the light: submitting my MA Thesis, graduation, and summer. I am getting excited to be walking with my fellow graduate students, while our proud graduate advisor, Dr. Zamora, cheer us on. Thank you, Dr. Zamora, for your empathy, compassion, and support!