Thursday, January 4, 2007

My how things can change in two years

I had to go get a copy of my transcripts from LSUHSC today for my internship. I'm not sure if I told everyone, but in case I didn't, I will be working on the child and adolescent unit at River Oaks Hospital in River Ridge. But anyway, I get my transcripts and see that my cumulative GPA for my master's program is 3.833. You'd think that would be a good thing, but I was so upset (and still am) that it was not higher.

Then I started thinking. Two years ago (December '04) I graduated from UNO with my Bachelor's with a cumulative GPA of 2.49. I have to admit that was all my fault. I skipped class quite often and just didn't put forth the effort I needed to at UNO. I didn't like that school. In addition to that, I didn't really know yet what I wanted to do when I graduated. I always knew I wanted to do counseling, but I didn't know what my options were yet. Luckily, I did well on the GRE and had sufficient experience and desire to get into my master's program. I have no idea what I'd be doing had I not gotten in to the program.

But it's uncanny how much things change in a couple of years. To be unhappy with a 3.8 GPA is a place that I never thought I'd be. I've only missed class twice since I've been in this program, I apply myself like never before, and actually enjoy school for the most part. Sure I miss my lit. classes from UNO, but overall, I enjoy my master's classes much more than my undergrad classes.

I also find myself getting professional journals in the mail, I got a business card holder for christmas along with plenty of things that will decorate my hopefully future office, I want a private practice, I have liability insurance now, I'm buying "work clothes". It's just amazing to me to see where I am today compared to where I was two years ago. Peter Pan, it's time to grow up.

1 comment:

J to the Roy said...

3.8 is awesome dumb ass. AHHHH!!!! GET YOUR FINANCIAL AID SO I CAN REALLY BELIEVE YOU ARE COMING HERE. Your blog cracks me up and makes me think is this guy really my best friend. LOL!