I know, I know I’ve been MIA for a while. I haven’t posted in months but life has been changing and I’m just trying to keep up. I can’t give any excuse for my absence. Just know that I’m a person in process my damb self and I can be of no assistance or benefit to others if my life is in shambles. I took some time to process the transitions of life and now I’m back to tell you all about them.
First things first, HEY and many congratulations to students of every level for completing another academic year. At this point, we should be close to finishing or completely finished with our coursework and looking forward to the next stage of our educational journeys. I am elated to leave Teachers College, Columbia University behind with another graduate degree in HAND. It’s been a super challenging journey but Mama I made it! \o/ A very special shoutout to the Class of 2012. You did your thing. Woot! Woot!
In the last post I told you all that I bit the bullet and applied to funded PhD programs. The whole working full time while going to school full time brought nothing but stress, strain and weight gain and I, most certainly, ain’t got no time fa dat! (Word to Sweet Brown.). The application process was challenging but rewarding. I fielded some great offers, participated in preview programs and finally came to a decision. On April 15th I officially became a Terrapin. In the fall, I will join the College of Education at the University of Maryland College Park as a student in the Higher Education Ph.d. Program. Yep, your girl is a TERP! Who. Mad?!? Lol. No seriously, I am extraordinarily blessed that the Lord has opened yet another door. I’m growing closer to realizing that D. r. Period. Prefix. He gets all the Glory. He did this and I’m just glad to take the ride.
So yea.. I’m packing up my little belongings and leaving my beloved apartment in Harlem. I love it here but studying at UMD is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I’d be a donkey to pass up. At this point I’m still in the process of finding a place and finalizing my move. Things are still a bit up in the air right now but I do know that I’ll be in Maryland permanently on July 1st. I start work on August 13th and classes jump off soon after that. I’d be a hot lie if I said I wasn’t in my nerves about this move but I have faith that all will work out. Expect plenty of blogs documenting this journey. I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. I’ve never lived outside of New York and I have no earthly idea how to move your life from one state to the next but, I’m excited to learn along the way. And don’t worry, I’ll be taking you all with me each and every uncertain step of the way. Over the next few weeks I will be posting our usual content with a healthy side of my colorful commentary. Please be patient. It may take me a while to get back in the rhythm of posting daily but you will hear from me more often than not. I’ve missed you all and will be back to business as usual very very soon. In the mean time, you can always find my random musings and expositions on Twitter @NothinButTreble. My timeline is a very interesting place. Get you a piece! I’m equal parts credentials, coonery, and cosmopolitanise and always down for good conversation, so never hesitate to deposit your two cents.