Saturday, February 18, 2012

Doubt

I have to admit, I love checking my email.  Yes, I play on facebook a little bit and I blog here, but I love getting email.

Especially this week.


We are pleased to inform you that you have been admitted to our Master of Science in Social Work.


I thought I would probably get in, but I wasn't sure.  There  was a lot of self-doubt.  Doubt about being able to raise a family, work, and go to school.  Doubts about taking on more student loan debt, doubts about my own abilities at grad school level, doubts about missing more time with my children...

There will always be doubt.

But this is something I need to do for me.  The quantity of paper work, even after being accepted, is unbelievable.

That being said, it's time I believe in myself.

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” 
― William Shakespeare

11 comments:

Janet, said...

Congratulations! I have doubts, too, about ever getting my children's stories published. It is kinda like that saying, The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Just have to keep pushing forward.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Congratulations. You will not regret the decision.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ahhhh...Congratulations Cathy!! And a huge "WOO HOO" for you!! I admire your courage and perseverance - and incredible stamina. Continue believing....it truly can come true. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Out on the prairie said...

Did you know there is loan relief for working 10 years in your field? Sounds super, keep up that good work!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Wonderful!!! Congrats!

Doris

floweringmama said...

No, Steve, I did not know that. That makes me feel better!

Jane said...

Woo Hoo! Many congrats!

Jane

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh wow! Major congratulations! Hard work perseverance and dedication equals success - this is fantastic!

Olga said...

Self-doubts chase us all of our lives. But it doesn't mean that they can stop us :) Good luck with everything.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why you ever had doubts, I never did. From your
1st through 8th grade you always worried about not doing good, but always excelled and then received all kinds of awards from your teachers/principal at your 8th grade graduation there was never any doubt that you could achieve anything you wanted. So what if it has taken a little longer. There is never a limit on learning all you can. Wish we could have seen you yesterday when we were in KY. (Mom)

Leann said...

Congrats. Hope that are able to deal with your doubt demon. Can't wait to hear about your journey!

Leann