Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Changes are in the wind!

As I contemplate the changes that will be occurring in the next month, I get downright scared! First, I will be graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. I know it seems like a hokey major, and I was definitely one to (cough, cough) agree. Until I declared it as my major with the intent of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist; then it makes perfect sense!

This past year I have experienced a myriad of emotions in the process of applying for graduate school -- but mostly frustration and annoyance. Studying for/taking the GRE is the worst thing EVER. (Ask me again after I've had a child, but for now it's one of the biggest pains in my life!) The entire process is arduous to say the least. In the end, of the six schools I applied to, I got interviews for 4-- Northern Illinois University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Louisiana Monroe, and East Carolina University. I was ecstatic when I got accepted to all four, until I realized how heartbreaking actually picking one was! It made me almost wish that I had only applied to one, but only almost. The one we ended up picking was one I had actually tried to take off my list several times, but felt it should be kept on. Well, the more I learned about it, the more I liked it! In the end, we picked East Carolina University for a myriad of reasons, but most of all because it just felt right.

So we'll be moving to Greenville, North Carolina on May 10th, which is in less than a month!!!! Fortunately, I was able to get a 12-month assistantship where I will be working at the MFT clinic and starting shortly after we move in. Unfortunately, Steve still has not found a job. Hopefully it will be easier to find a job when you are not over 2,000 miles away!!! We have found a cute little townhouse with the help of our new friends in Greenville, and have gotten a great deal on a moving van! I am nervous, but also very excited, and glad that I have someone to share the experience with!


Adele said...

Marina! I found your blog through your facebook page! I love blogging and I am so glad that you caved under the pressure to create one! Hope life is good! I haven't seen you since life in raintree! The good ol' days!

Brooke Stoneman said...

yeah for you and your blog! How do you guys know scott? He was in my ward in california. Small world!

Shelton and Bethany said...

Hooray for blogging! Can you believe that we live within like 20 yards of each other and we never hang out?