It’s big announcement day on the blog! There’s been something I’ve been wanting to share for a few weeks now but wanted to make sure my friends and family knew first. I know that both Kevin’s family and my family are excited about the prospect of babies after our wedding…but I think that’s going to have to wait a little while. I’m going back to school!
Remember these friends of mine?
I hadn’t really provided an update since I took the GMAT back in March, but I ended up scoring higher than I had anticipated and started thinking about what path for MBA programs I wanted to take. Did I want to go full time or part time? Do I want to stay in Florida or go out of state? Kevin and I spent months figuring out what would work best for us, and I consulted many MBA graduates at work and in my personal life for advice. I got great advice from many mentors who took a lot of their own time to help me reach my decision.
A few weeks ago I was accepted into the only MBA program I decided to apply for: the University of Florida’s part-time MBA program. I will continue to work full time and go up to Gainesville (about two hours away) once a month for two full days of exams and classes for the next two and a half years. In between those trips, I’ll study, have online assignments and virtual team projects.
That’s right, I’m a Gator again! I have to admit that I’m excited to be able to go back to my alma mater once a month; although I’m sure conditions will be a little different than just a typical visit.
I’ll be done in 2015, which is when Kevin and I will start thinking about starting a family. Right now I’m focused on our wedding in less than three weeks then classes start up in January. Life will be hectic, but Kevin has been the best possible support system, and I’m excited for another new chapter in my life. It’s a lot, but life continues to be a great adventure.
Everyday I feel more and more blessed. Yesterday my step mom and sister hosted my bridal shower. I was surrounded by so many wonderful women in my life: family, soon-to-be-family, friends. I am just overwhelmed by gratitude for the support and love I’ve experienced through this whole wedding planning process. I had a wonderful shower, and now our home is overfilling with fun new toys for our new life together. 19 more days!
Any tips for balancing work and school?