Why, thank you!

We are pleased to inform you that you have been admitted to candidacy for the Master’s degree.
[. . .]
You have taken an important step toward your graduation and we are very proud of your accomplishments.

This just came in the mail yesterday, so I am now officially a Master’s candidate, on target to complete my degree in May 2016!

I am so pleased that the office that approves Master’s candidacy is proud of me and my accomplishments. 😉

On a side note, things have been a bit crazy lately with assignments, and I’ve just added a job on top of things. I’m excited to be able to work with my program’s director as a research assistant. All of the paperwork was just approved yesterday, so I’m ready to get started and add more relevant experience to my resume. I mean, seriously? I’m going to get paid to research and work on interesting projects? Yes, please!

I do have a longer post brewing, but I have to think about it more before I can really dig into the meat of something that’s been bothering me about the state of childhood in the United States, the lack of grit and resiliency in students (who become adults, don’t forget), and why students advocate for others (“adults”) to take responsibility for their own advocacy. There is a lack of agency, and I’m still thinking about the implications here.