I have a list of things to do that probably spans from here to Denver, but I know until all of my papers are written, my biology assignments are submitted, and my tests have been studied for and taken, I am at the mercy of UVU. And UVU doesn't care that I'm having a baby, planing a move, or taking care of a commonly sick toddler. Nor does it care the the dust bunnies under my bed and behind the couch have names as they've grown large enough to become sentient life.
|Wilbur and Helga|
As hard as this educational pursuit feels sometimes, I'm so grateful that I have the opportunity to study at a university level. I have learned so much about the world and about myself as I've written papers about topics that challenged my views and studied societies that lived and believed differently from what I've chosen. I've learned that several of my limitations are only concrete if I choose see them as such. The efforts required these past two semesters have forced me to break through invisible barriers I had built for my personal comfort, and as I did, confidence began to replace fear. I know that I have not had to do any of this alone. Divine hands cared for me and my family.
Having said all that, I am still looking forward to taking a year off to regroup and rededicate some time to my home, that man I love, and my little Rowbabies. I bet they are just as excited.