This month has been a journey... and it's not over yet. I'm in my 3rd week of intensive summer classes, and I'm blown away that I've made it this far. I'm so full of gratitude that I was chosen to have this "opportunity of a lifetime" as my advisor would say. I now know why people require a Master's Degree. The amount of raw learning I've done in 2.5 weeks is more than I've done in years. The ability to transfer research to knowledge to decision making and application is invaluable when approaching leadership. It's great to have natural ability, which I know I have, but to be trained and pushed beyond limits is humbling and preparatory for leadership in the "real world". Not that I haven't been living in the real world, and experiencing amazing things that have resulted in growth. But now it's time to step up. To become more of the leader and person I know God has wired me to be. I am exhausted, but happier than I can remember being in a long time.
This may not be my most well-written or profound blog, but you'll have to forgive me. Sleep isn't something I've had a lot of, and I have 50 minutes before leaving my house (and I still need to shower, pack my daughter's bag and lunch for camp, and write a summary... which I think may end up waiting until I get to school).
Thanks for walking with me on this journey, and cheering me on (if, in fact, you have done that). I'm so blessed to have friends and family who believe in me, a husband who's encouraged me to embrace this amazing gift (dreams to reality), and a daughter who makes me want to be my best so she can have an example of a godly (I hope) woman, living the most full life possible.