Friday, January 4, 2013


1/4 doesn't seem like much.  It's half of the half.  A small portion of a whole.  It doesn't matter whether your say one quarter or one fourth or say 25%.  For me 1/4 is  huge.  It means I am one quarter of the way through my master's degree.

The social work master's program is challenging.  The quantity of work is phenomenal.  I spent my entire last semester stressed and had lots of tears.  I know the end result will be worth it.  My classes officially start on the 7th and my Saturday classes start next Saturday.  Every Saturday up at 4:45 for a two hour drive to school.

In addition to working full time and going to school full time, I also do a 16 hour per week practicum and I also must complete a minimum of 5 group counselling sessions.  Each of my classes have a group project.  It makes it very challenging when students in the online classes are sprinkled across the United States.

One fourth.  Such a small number to so many, but to me the first step towards achieving my goal.


Dawn said...

Wow! That is a huge chunk of it! I am proud of you!

floweringmama said...

Thanks Dawn. The work itself wasn't bad, but combined with . . . life. . . it was definitely challenging, but so worth it!

Blubtrflygrl said...

I remember doing that for one year. I then was able to switch over to the Program for Employed Persons, so I could use my job as my internship. Was a much better year!

I know it's cliche, but the time does fly and there is absolutely light at the end of the tunnel.

Leann said...

Congrats and you go girl! Love it that you are looking to the future!


Elizabeth Sheppard said...

Keep it up! You CAN do it! It sounds like you are doing a great job. Sorry about all the stress though... I hope that parts gets easier.