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.