Friday, February 15, 2013

Tea Time Reflections

This Friday finds me in a rather contemplative mood. Many changes are afoot in my life just now - all very exciting yet somewhat scary in that they herald the advent of something new and not quite known. I am going to begin my Doctorate degree using an online university this summer. Academia has long been a heady passion for me, but I also know from past experience that it requires a very large time commitment and a boat load of work. I am older now than when I last put my nose to the grindstone for my Masters degree and have more responsibilities in my life.  However, I have been in much prayer and consideration over this and realize that if ever I am to pursue a Doctorate then this is the time. I will be specializing in Reading & Literacy Education which has always been close to my heart. For the past year, I have felt like I was in a holding tank just waiting for what was to come next, restless in the meantime. Exhilaration is bringing to me a new breath of life for the first time in a while now. This is a three year and one quarter commitment. There will be times of doubt and anxiety to be sure, but the joy of accomplishment that is waiting for me at the end of this time will be what spurs me on through times of ebbing spirit. I am also bolstered by the knowledge that I can depend on all my lovely blogging friends to support me in my endeavors ;-)

So wish me luck and cover me with your prayers, dear friends. 
My start date is July 8!

8 comments:

  1. I wish you lots of good luck and easy learning. Congrats on going for your Doctorate degree. :)

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  2. That is VERY exciting! Just think - in a few years you'll be Doctor K. :)

    The best of luck - by which of course I really mean: God bless you in this new endeavour and give you grace to carry it through.

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  3. GOOD LUCK AURORA......MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.....
    I HOPE EVERYTHING RUNS REAL SMOOTH......RIZZI

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  4. Congratulations on your new journey! I know you're going to do great :-)

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  5. I am so proud of you and know you will do well - You will be in my prayers. It was so good to see new posts and to get to take another peek at your living room. I love the decor!

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  6. Congratulations as you begin the next chapter of your life. I pray it will be well with you and God will grant you the strength and grace needed for completing your doctorate. It will be worth it and you will do great!!!

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  7. Good for you hon! What an exciting stage of your life to be entering. Hopefully you'll still have a few minutes to spare for all your lovely crafting!!!

    Have a fab week,
    Leah
    xx

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  8. Oooh! I missed this post (we were on holiday in the Netherlands for a week). How exciting!!! I wish you lot´s of luck!!!
    Carly
    x

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