Perseverance. Believing. Everyday there is a lesson to learn and I’ve learned quite a few. I started this journey towards obtaining my master’s last fall. The beginning of 2013 had me questioning my choice. Was I pursuing the right dream or had I simply pushed too hard? So in March, I withdrew from my classes and took a deep breath. When I came up for air, I found my purpose was still intact but simply took another direction. It’s July and I’m feeling renewed. I’m still on the road to obtaining my master’s in education. Only now my focus is Early Childhood Studies. I believe in the proverb of “it takes a village to raise a child”. I can’t wait to get started and be able to share my journey with you.
July 2013 was my first personal blog entry as I entered the Master’s Program at Walden University. Last June I completed my studies and am actually walking in a few weeks. What a journey it’s been so far. There’s a little bit more gray in my hair, yet I continue to press forward in my goal to make a difference in the lives of our youngest generation. As I continue my educational journey, I’ve found that advocating is becoming a passion. Working with children on reading and literacy issues is a joy. I continue to work with a local before/aftercare program in developing reading and language platforms. I am a firm believer that the earlier children can find and apply their voice, the better success they have at school and in life.
I’m fascinated by how the pieces connect. The importance of prenatal care. How brain research helps us understand cognitive, behavioral and socio-emotional development. The more information I learn, the more engrossed and engaged I become. This journey is far from over. Drop in from time and time and share what I learn.