Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Getting a Little Bit More Education

It's been a few weeks, hasn't it? You might be wondering what I've been up to...

Life, for the most part. Nashville has seen two ice/snow "events" which is crazy because this never happens here. Adam and I are convinced winter from Indy followed us home.

But I also have news. I've gone back to school.

It's crazy. I remember when I finished college, everyone just sort of assumed I'd continue on to grad school. Nope. I had zero interest. There was nothing I wanted to do that I felt liked I needed more school in order to do.

This remained true over the last 10 years since college. (10 years?! How did that happen?) I just wasn't interested.

It's funny how things change.

Adam actually was a critical reason why this change has occurred. He discovered that Trevecca here in Nashville has a Master of Organizational Leadership program. When he showed me the information online and told me it sounded right up my alley, I couldn't help but agree with him. Coupled with finding out my employer has a tuition reimbursement program, I decided it might be worth considering.

As I learned more about the program, I realized it was definitely something that could assist me in my current job in non-profit work. It could also assist me for the years to come, whether I work at a non-profit or back in the corporate world.

I'm in my third week of my first class on Personal Leadership Development. It's definitely taking up some of my time and causing me to really think about my values and my desires to be a leader, but I wouldn't say it's hard. The program involves a lot of writing, and fortunately I'm a strong writer... though it may mean my interest in writing blog posts may ebb and flow.

Nonetheless, I'm loving it so far. I am a nerd at heart, and I love processing concepts and learning how to implement them. Interestingly, my program is entirely online. Even still, I already feel like I know my classmates fairly well considering we just "met" about a month ago. Some of them aren't even in the Nashville area! It's interesting to connect with them and have discussions online.

It's an 18-month program, and I take one class at a time, each for 6 weeks. It's definitely a little intense, but it's also sort of fun. I'm thankful to have Adam's support... he really is my number one cheerleader!

1 comment:

Christine Weisman said...

Wow, that's exciting! You will see those 18 months will fly by!