It’s still so unbelievable that I’m in graduate school here at UF. While most of my friends have gone off to the “real world” for jobs, I’m back in school for Round 2. And while these past few weeks have been absolutely wild, I am so happy with my decision to pursue a master’s degree in school counseling.
The first week is always the most stressful as you try to navigate your way through syllabi and scheduling. However, every time I would share my concerns with a classmate, I was reminded as to why we were chosen for this career. My peers would listen to my concerns, lend support and empower my decisions. I couldn’t have survived without them.
Not only do I absolutely love my program, but I also have a new group of friends to call family. My cohort is filled with the most genuine, compassionate and kindest folks you’ll ever meet. Every conversation I have is like a mini pep talk – you could bottle their support and make millions.
And when you don’t dread the assignments or going to class, you know you’re in the right program. I am so incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to learn from some of the forerunners in the counseling world. The knowledge and experiences I will gain through this program are priceless.