Saturday, February 25, 2012

#4: Apply to Graduate School and Get Accepted

For the past couple of years I have contemplated going back to school to get my Master's Degree.  It's been a struggle because I've had a hard time decided what I want to get my degree in and what school to go through.  I've gone back and forth so many times, mainly between getting a master's in education and a master of business administration. I've always wanted to be a teacher, yet there's something inside of me that continually tells me to pursue business.

A couple of months ago,during one of my wishy-washy fiasco's, I was so torn about what to do.  A friend of mine told me to just make a decision and stick with it.  She talked about how Heavenly Father wants us to make decisions in our lives and move forward.  This really hit me and made me think a lot about all of the time I was wasting in the decision making process, that I had wasted two years in trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I could be graduated by now, but I was too afraid to make a decision to move forward.

So I accepted that as a good kick in the butt and I am proud to announce that I have made a decision!  I am going with that voice inside of me that has consistently been telling me to pursue an MBA.  It feels right.  I'm a bit nervous because I have never really taken any business classes, but I know that by pursuing this degree I will be taken out of my comfort zone and challenged in ways that will force me to learn and grow and become an effective leader both at work and in my personal life.

#4 on my list of things to do this year was to apply to grad school.  Well, I researched a couple of programs and decided to pursue the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Leadership (Dual Degree) at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.  I applied a few weeks ago and sent in all of my transcripts and, as of this past Thursday, February 23, I am a STUDENT once again!!! 

My entire program is online and I can't believe I am back in school!  I completed my first assignment and I am so excited for this new adventure.   It's going to be crazy balancing working full time, doing school full time, and trying to have some sort of life as well, but it's right where I am supposed to be and it feels good.  I am a decision maker. I feel such a relief at making a decision and moving forward.  I hope this experience helps to me make decisions and quit wasting time and putting things off because I can't decide what I want to do.  I am MOVING FORWARD!!!



  1. Congratulations! Grad school is a beast, but it is totally worth it, and will be over before you know it! You will be great!