Last night as I was casually trying to catch up on my email, I was scrolling through 500+ emails I hadn't had a chance to read during the week. While I was trying to sort through which ones were notifications and emails that required my immediate attention, the word congratulations caught my eye. As I was scrolling on my iPad, I began to frantically try and find that one word, that one word I've been hoping to see since my application was submitted to UofC. And then I found it; my pulse quickened and I couldn't speak as tears welled up in my eyes. I was thrilled that I got to share this incredible moment--good or bad with my family. The smiles on my daughters' faces grew as my husband read that I have been accepted into the University of Calgary's faculty of Education Ed.D. program.
Here I go again and I applied knowing that 50% of doctorate candidates never finish, but I'm lucky as I have 2 teenagers to remind me why I need to finish and not quit what I start. I'm also lucky that my husband is committed to see me through this journey and my family is thrilled and full of encouragement too.
I have so much to do to prepare for this summer but I think first I will let this sink in and enjoy the moment.