Well, I am finally on the downward slope towards graduating Grad School. I started my capstone course yesterday and it is going to be intense to say the least. These next 8 weeks are going to consist of a lot of writing but in the end it's going to be worth it. I was going through my syllabus yesterday and the requirements for the final Integrative Project Literature Review had me intimidated. I've written plenty of papers but 30-35 pages is a lot. I foresee lots of late nights with coffee and/or liquor haha.
I've had a lot of people ask me what I plan on doing after I graduate. I've gone back and forth between pursuing my PsyD or waiting until we move again next year and go back to work. I've already looked into a variety of PsyD in School Psychology programs and there are a few online programs that would work, they incorporate online work with field work in your location.
As of right now, I would love to wait until E is old enough for pre-school and then go back to work as well as pursue my PsyD on a part-time basis. All of this is contingent on if we are in Kansas for 1 or 2 years. Of course this could change and I could decide to not pursue the PsyD and work part-time in the school system instead. On the other hand, I've had those who have questioned my decisions because I am a Mom. No matter what I decide, E will always be my #1 priority and I want to show her that she can do anything she puts her mind to and that she has no limitations. If we were to ever feel that she was suffering due to a decision we have made than we will make changes.
There are so many variables that go into these decisions but it feels great to have potential goals and to have a passion and desire that my husband supports. I am proud that I went from not having any form of degree 3 years ago to about to graduate with my Masters.
I'm proof that it's never to late to achieve your goals.