This Friday finds me in a rather contemplative mood. Many changes are afoot in my life just now - all very exciting yet somewhat scary in that they herald the advent of something new and not quite known. I am going to begin my Doctorate degree using an online university this summer. Academia has long been a heady passion for me, but I also know from past experience that it requires a very large time commitment and a boat load of work. I am older now than when I last put my nose to the grindstone for my Masters degree and have more responsibilities in my life. However, I have been in much prayer and consideration over this and realize that if ever I am to pursue a Doctorate then this is the time. I will be specializing in Reading & Literacy Education which has always been close to my heart. For the past year, I have felt like I was in a holding tank just waiting for what was to come next, restless in the meantime. Exhilaration is bringing to me a new breath of life for the first time in a while now. This is a three year and one quarter commitment. There will be times of doubt and anxiety to be sure, but the joy of accomplishment that is waiting for me at the end of this time will be what spurs me on through times of ebbing spirit. I am also bolstered by the knowledge that I can depend on all my lovely blogging friends to support me in my endeavors ;-)
So wish me luck and cover me with your prayers, dear friends.