It may have taken me 5 years to complete my undergraduate degree (darn you credits dropped when I transferred!), but on Thursday, May 17th, I officially graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech & Hearing Sciences.
This is Rebeca, myself, and Stephanie. We met in ASL 1 in the Fall of 2009, and have been friends since. It was amazing to be able to graduate with the girls I’ve become so close to in the past three years at Kean. My program was in the College of Education, and graduated 60 people (well, girls), so we’ve all had classes with each other and know each other well. It was really special to be able to share such a great day with such great people.
Granted, I won’t be going to Grad School this fall, but I’m positive I’ll be headed somewhere for the Fall of 2013. I’ve been researching programs, and have actually fallen in love with the program at The Ohio State University. They have a specialization track called “Singing Health Specialization” and it’s basicallyexactlywhat I want to do. I actually e-mailed the head of this special interdisciplinary program to get more information and they’ve helped me out a lot. I’m not putting all of my eggs in one basket and am looking at other programs that have a strong voice therapy program, but this is what I’m looking for.
So I’m pretty excited to have found out that a program like this exists.
Also, I was made Head Counselor for this summer at camp, so I’m going to be leaving early - around June 24th probably - and will be gone until August 6th-ish.
I’ll find out if I got that job at ESU when the budget is voted on on July 1st.
Until then, I’m still working at Kohl’s. I have to talk to my boss tomorrow about the whole situation to see if they’d rather I just give notice and quit before I leave for camp, or if they want me to wait it out to make sure I get the ESU job.
Ugh. I hate such complications.
At least my head has been better as of late. It’s been bugging me here & there because of the weather changes (and hormonal changes obviously), but overall much better.
Tomorrow… er, later today… I’m going to a new cardiologist. I haven’t gone to one in quite some time, and need to in order to make sure everything is working like it should be. And that it’s safe for me to start walking/jogging regularly. So that I can eventually work my way up to jogging/running regularly. I ride my bike on a regular basis, but it’s much more convenient to be able to do the jogging thing while at camp. I can’t really bring my bike with me.
And then I’m getting my camp physical done in the afternoon. And then I work at 5.
I also have to remember to schedule a massage before I leave for camp. I have a gift card from Christmas to use, and can pay for the rest using some of my graduation money.
All in all, things have been better. There’s been lots of arguing in my house lately, but I’m trying to not get myself worked up about it, because that just stresses me out which leads to more migraines.
I think the biggest thing for me right now is that I cannot wait to be at camp.
But first, I can’t wait for this weekend. I’ll be in Phoenixville, PA for the ACRY Bowling Tournament. I’ll get to see my bestie Katherine and all of my other friends. It’s something that I really need right now.
<3 night all!