Halloween Blehs and An Announcement

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That’s about as festive as you’re going to see me get about this holiday folks.  I’m not a huge fan.  I’m an adult, so all I see are dollar signs around Halloween.  I give out candy $$  I buy Halloween decorations and costumes $$ I have to pretend to be excited when friends and family talk about Halloween Emotional $$.  Additionally, I’m an introvert, so I’m noooooot excited about going out.

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Probably, and most importantly, I am an adult in my 30s.  This is a holiday for young people and children.  I don’t have children of my own, so I feel it’s my duty to be a Halloween Debbie Downer; anything else would be considered inappropriate.

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The best part about today is that it’s a Friday.

In other news, I’m slowly starting to lose my mind.  It’s been exactly 186 days, 6 months and 3 days, since I completed the last semester of my graduate program.  How do I celebrate my downtime?  Researching new graduate programs.  I have been craving a master’s degree in English since approximately halfway through my Curriculum and Instruction program.  Given the high-sign from my husband, I applied to a distance learning program and was accepted yesterday!

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The program is through Southern New Hampshire University, a Division II school that has been acknowledged for its outstanding and innovative campaigns to increase its online programs.

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The traditional campus setting has approximately 2,300 students, yet it’s online enrollment topples the 32,000 mark.  Additionally, their 2013 soccer team won the NCAA Division II National Championship!

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I was somewhat skeptical when I began my research because I feared, as many did, that SNHU was another for-profit school, such as the University of Phoenix and Kaplan.  Rest assured that it was not, I moved forward with my awesome admissions rep, Alyssa.  As of Thursday, October 30, I am a Southern New Hampshire University Penman!

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More phallic than I’d hoped…

When I get nervous about taking on this challenge and failing at something that I know will take a lot of time, dedication, effort, and energy, I hope my mind will return to this:

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and not this:

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