So I’m getting towards the middle of my semester and some midterms are approaching. I’ve been attending NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language Hearing Association) meetings and I’m getting pretty excited about my future. I just had advisement on Tuesday and I can’t help but think about where I’m going to be applying for my Master’s in a year. At this point, I’m just so excited to see where this takes me and all of the people that I’m going to get to meet. So far, I’ve made a few friends in the program and I’ve been learning a lot as well. It feels good to finally be a full time student again, even if I’m piecing my classes together between CSUF and OCC. I spoke with a professor at OCC about the program at Fullerton and she instructed me to be patient about getting my classes because I’d get them eventually and just to enjoy the journey. I’m really trying to be in the moment and just concentrate on the classes that I have now, however it is so difficult to not look at the work that I have ahead of me. I know that this program is going to take me 2 years and a Master’s will take me another 2 years and I can genuinely say that I’m excited for the experience and rather than dreading the future, I’m welcoming it. This is the first time in my life where I’ve known what my calling is and what I’m good at. Rather than dreading the work ahead of me, I’m welcoming it and that’s a really good feeling!