Let summer begin!!!
OK… so it’s still chilly & mucky outside, but I’m ready to relax. I’m not totally done with classes for the year yet. My college offers a May term, which is one concentrated course over 3 weeks. I’ll be taking portfolio prep. It’s one of those classes that is fun and nerve wracking. I’m going to have to compile all the artwork I’ve done so far. I’m hoping I have enough solid work to create a good portfolio. Time will tell!
And how did my year go? So glad you asked! I’m very proud of myself. I know I’ve let my Etsy shop go a bit and haven’t written on the blog or done any shows or kept in contact on Facebook, but it’s all paid off. My first semester I managed a 3.4 GPA. That’s impressive for me, especially because I am raising 3 girls and Mike travels so much! If it wasn’t for my mom moving out here to help I’d be lost. Last month he was home one week, gone the other three. It was amazing to me when I got an invitation to apply to Mortar Board, senior national honors society. They choose 100 people from campus with a high GPA and ask them to submit an application. I didn’t actually expect to get in. I was a horrible student in high school. I did my best when I was in college the first time around, but honestly it was all just a blur because I was trying to figure out how to be a young single mom. I was accepted, along with 12 other females. They explained that they upped the requirements this year, so I was that much more flattered and excited! It was the icing on this past year. It’s been a long year, but I’m so proud of myself for finally doing something I thought I’d never have the courage to do.