Brittany loves grad school

Brittany has entered grad school for a degree in Existential-Phenomenological Therapeutic Psychology.  What a mouthful!  Here is a letter to her family and friends after her first week:

For those of you in my life who are wondering:

Grad school has started and it is Phenomenal.  (Pun intended.)  With all the anticipation, preparation, and anxiety, I looked forward to it like a child on Christmas.  And when it began, I wanted to be like, “THIS IS THE COOLEST PRESENT EVER!!!!!” But instead, I felt bewildered… because I didn’t actually FEEL anything.  Now that it has been two weeks of classes, I can say that I am feeling more centered, and very excited.  As I am getting to know my cohort members, second-year students and my professors, I feel like I am inexactly the right place at the right time.

I had such an amazing experience in my undergrad studies with a department that supported me, brilliant professors, and lasting mentor relationships.  I was fully prepared for a more underwhelming reality, but lightning seems to have struck twice.  How fortunate am I?!

It is a big change and I will most definitely be less available.  However, at the moment I really couldn’t be happier with how things are going… and no, I won’t bother you with all the heavy material!

Lastly, and not at all least:  Thank you to all the wonderful friends and family who have supported me thus far in my choices, in moments of failure and moments of success.  I really wouldn’t be where I am without you all, and where I am is a pretty good place to be.

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