It's Thursday evening and I find myself surprised. I am working on reading a chapter on management. I find as I am reading that this is thrilling. You may not know this but I am basking in a second chance. I failed. I failed brilliantly and here I am with the opportunity to do something else. I am thankful to God for bestowing on me honor that I truly don't deserve and yet, here I am. This is the grace of God.
I had been working for years on trying to get my EdD. I was hoping to get my educational doctorate in organizational leadership. I was under the idea that I would like in Higher Education in some way or shape. So I worked. I went through all the phases. I went up to submitting my proposal for AQR review when the review board let me know that I would not be able to complete my study in time for my April 2023 deadline. I had worked tirelessly and it was so stressful. In all transparency, I confess to you now that my drive for the doctorate dried up when my late husband died. What was I working so hard for? I continued for the sake of my children but in the time that I attempted the last of it I had: dated for a year, I was a single mother, got married, changed jobs, changed homes, changed cars and in all of that changing, I changed focus.
The university let me know that I had done enough work to be conferred a Masters of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. I happily agreed to complete my last two classes. I am currently taking a Leadership class that has a focus on various industries and I'm happy to read several chapters a week, write papers and contribute to online discussion boards.
I sit here taking a moment from my reading and note taking as I look around to the busy and messy dining room table I am working on. I look around my house and I need to clean, or my children need to clean but for the most part my house looks like a home. My children are under my roof, driving me crazy, a sure sign of love and happiness and I praise God for His faithfulness in my life. I don't know how to live in this world without Jesus.
And friend, I am so looking forward to the next adventure. Buckle in your seatbelts. I'm sure it will be an epic adventure. Praise the Lord!