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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Masters Degree from Point Loma

I graduated from Point Loma University. Jenn was my partner in crime. Without her I may not have graduated as gracefully.  The buddy system is  was a great way to go through the masters program. I still have a few months to go.

I kept looking at the family in the stands that helped me go through this.
Mikey helped me by taking on the kids every night I had class.

I was most proud to have Rylan see the graduation process. She will remember this day forever. I  hope to see her graduate and earn her degrees. As of not she wants to be a Ocean animal doctor.
I decided that I was ready to go into the adminstrational leadership program.  I wanted to further my career and have option to someday lead a school and support teacher rather than "just" be a teacher. I chose Point Loma because the schedule was easy to keep, only going one night a week.  I had the support of my family, principal, and Jenn Allen.  Many of the nights it was very hard to be away from my kids. Caden was diagnosed with asthma and Rylan was into so many things after school. I feel worst for missing homework, and just the general disconnect I felt in Rylans school day. Many days were totally overwhelming. When Caden is at is worst I'm up 4 nights in a row dealing with asthma, working full time, and completing homework, fieldwork, lessons and grading... not to mention meeting Ry's and Mikeys needs. 

Over this year Mikey and I have gotten our finances in order. We are doing better, not great... but better. We moved into a better neighborhood more suited for us. Mikey carpools. Rylan got all A's and B's.  I hope that in the next year I will be able focus more on my kids. I will not be in school. Everything will be a bit easier. I think that because I will get a raise we will be still on track to pay off our debt.

The best thing out of College for me is that my daughter is able to see what a sacrifice it is to do after kids. Rylan tells me she wants to go to college in San Diego and live with Breanne and Darren.  She says she wants to go to college before she has kids. I hope that through all this I gave Rylan a good example ans was a role model for her. I hope I'll be a better mom, teacher, leader...a guess wife too.

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