It is Monday again! I have been in touch with my hair stylist. She and I originally set up an appointment for today, but something came up, and we switched Wednesday of this week, but then Point Park e-mailed me and wanted to interview me at 11am, so we changed it to Thursday. The interview is for a graduate assistant. I have one more semester left of graduate school, I would like more professional development and more experience. The job market is kind of tough right now for higher education and probably for a lot of people, but I am trying to remain optimistic. I had call with my advisor last week and I feel better. He sent me the contact information for two graduate assistant positions one with Carlow and one with Point Park. I am excited to hear about both positions.
In the morning, I went walking in our neighborhood. It is a little different than walking at my parents’. The side street at my parents’ is longer and wraps around and they are connected. I can do 5.85 miles by going at least 5 or 6 times around. However, in our neighborhood there is one street across from where we live, it is just one giant hill, and then we circle around and walk back down. We do this over and over again. It takes so much longer do 5 miles. Its monotonous, but better than nothing. I have been walking every day at my parents and since I have been back home. It is good to get out in the sun for a bit.
Last night Drew came down with a migraine and was not feeling well. He went to the chiropractor to get adjusted again in the evening. Then we went home and relaxed for the rest of the evening. I made us dinner. asparagus and chicken cordon bleus.
Today, is my last day at CMU. It is a weird way to finish my time. In the morning, I had a staff meeting. Paris and Louie joined me. It will be alittle hard to get things done, but I am happy to be here with them. I love my babies. After my staff meeting, I had my final meeting with Andrew. We went over my evaluation, and it was all good. In the late afternoon, Andrew hosted a virtual farewell party. We played a Kahoot game and he showed me the gift that the SLICE office purchased for me. They got me little wine glasses with the CMU crest on them. I am s grateful for my time at CMU, and will miss everyone!
Well the Spring semester is officially over. I just completed my last assignment which was a three minute video on an influential author from the course. I chose Johnson. I am officially done with the Spring semester. It feels weird. Typically, I would be ready to go out and celebrate, and hang out with friends, but nope social distancing is important right now I guess. I am getting to the point where I am over it a little.
I have no plans for the rest of the week. Over the weekend, I will be reviewing nominations for the SLICE Awards and ranking nominations. Andrew and I were just talking what is a weekend anymore? Since there is nowhere to go and nothing to do really except stay at home. I guess a weekend is just a couple days where you don’t have to log onto work. I already miss the old way. I know people are going to say the old way wasn’t working, but ignorance is bliss….
I hope everyone is taking care.
Today, I logged on for CMU and prepped for the virtual SLICE awards. Then, I took a walk with Andrew in our neighborhood. When I came back, I had my meeting with my supervisor. He gave me a few more tasks to work on regarding the SLICE awards and we checked in with one, another and talked about the weekend and how higher education is definitely different right now.
After the call, I logged onto check the balance for my summer class. I want to take french over the summer. I noticed the staff benefit has not be applied yet. I e-mailed them and asked them when that will be applied. I am hopeful that I will be able to take the class and it won’t cost us too much.
Also, I went on Amazon and didn’t really find anything that I wanted to read. I am picky when it comes to books. If I buy a book to read, I want it to be a part of my library, not just a random book.
Now, I am going to start the last assignment for Ethics and get everything turned in a head of time.
This evening I was getting ready to take dinner out of the oven, when I got a text from my friend who is in my grad program. She said, results of her lit review was up and that she passed! I immediately grabbed my phone and logged in. I checked to see if my results were posted and they were. I passed! I was so relieved. I am so glad that the hardest part is over with. I dropped my phone in excitement. Drew said, “Babe, talk to me! What is it!?” I said,”I passed!” He congratulated me and gave me a big hug and a kiss. He said, he was so proud of me. I am so grateful for him and for his support. I can’t believe it. I am one class away from my Masters degree! I called my parents and told them the news. There were so happy for me. I texted Andrew’s mom and told her. She congratulated me. This was a huge weight off my shoulders. I am ready for summer! One more assignment for Ethics class due next Thursday and the Spring semester is over!
Today, I worked on the first half of my ethics homework, and I planned to submit the second half later in the afternoon, or perhaps maybe even tomorrow. I had to read the first half of the book facilitating moral growth in college students, then read a blog entry. The professor sent us our grade on our ethical dilemma papers. I got an A-. He also graded our discussion post from last week, and I got an A on the post as well. I am not too worried about this class. I am anxiously awaiting the results of my lit review! The 20th can’t come soon enough.
This morning, I e-mailed the final draft of my lit review to my professor and CCed my advisor. They both have to sign off on it for me to pass. I can’t wait to find out the results. This was the biggest and most exciting thing that happened all day.
As I write this blog post, Drew is vacuuming. Our lives are so exciting right now. I am just glad we are able to be together during this time of the coronavirus.
Today, I finally submitted my lit review for my Masters of Education. I feel good about it. I am nervous, but I think it will be okay. I am anxious to receive the final feedback and see my grade. It is a Pass/Fail class. I imagine the only you can fail is if you don’t hand in a lit review, so I have to Pass since I turned one in right? It is hard to believe I have one more semester to go and I graduate in December.
At some point today, Andrew’s parents are dropping off our Easter dinner. His dad made Ham, easter bread, and a few other things. I just have to whip up some scalloped potatoes for us tomorrow and we are set. We are excited for our first Easter dinner by ourselves, but a little sober, because we miss being around our families. Hopefully, we will be able to see everyone soon.
I hope everyone is staying safe and keeping healthy.
Today, I am working on my ethics homework. I added some information to the google doc for our group project, and then I added some more quotes to my ethical dilemma paper, and sent it off to my professor for our phone call tomorrow. I am seeking one more round of feedback before it is due on Thursday. I feel confident about it.
Also, yesterday, I saw that my professor seminar class submitted her feedback on the draft that I sent her. This is the last round of feedback before the final submission that is due on April 13th. I will implement her feedback, and connect with my writing tutor. All I have to do is now write 3-pages of solutions, and 1 page conclusion. It is slowly winding down.
Earlier, I got out for a bit and took a walk with Andrew in our neighborhood. It is gorgeous outside. I am looking forward to seeing what this new week has in store.
At 4:30pm today, I enrolled in my last graduate class at the University Of Pittsburgh. In December of this year, I will have Masters of Education. I can’t believe it. Here we are. I enrolled in my last semester. It is crazy to think that this is almost over. I wonder what higher education will be like in the Fall? will we be able to return to campus? or not? I am not sure what to think. It is a weird time for higher education and to have a masters degree that is higher education centralized. I am interested to see how this is going to unfold.