Wednesday, January 16, 2013

First Day of School


Tomorrow is my first day of graduate school.
Tomorrow I begin my coursework to get a Master's degree in literature from the University of Memphis.  I did not plan to wait until I was 35 years old to start this process, or to put it off until I had two children and twelve years of teaching experience behind me.  But, as a wise man once said, life is what happens when you're busy blah blah blah something something.

Though the Brame family is already a busy one, we're looking forward to being even busier.  And I'm looking forward to teaching my children an exciting new vocabulary that comes along with being a student--words like parsimony, impecuniousness, and penury.  

See?  We're learning new things already!

If everything goes according to plan, I'll receive my degree some time in mid-2015.  Wish me luck.



10 comments:

  1. Good Luck. You'll be in your element. Enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks. I am realistically optimistic about the whole endeavor.

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  2. Good luck from me. You're going to love grad school. I had the best time, myself.

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  3. Good for you! I am in the same process, but I am applying for the MFA program at 30. It feels pretty awesome. Also, I thought I saw you at Stone Soup the other day, and it wasn't you, but I was brave enough to ask. I am a long time reader of your blog and love that their is a hyper literate person blogging in Memphis. Good luck with class!

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  4. Amy and James: Thanks! I definitely appreciate the support.

    Ashley: Thank you, also, and it's nice to meet you. (And I hope the stranger at Stone Soup was polite!) Good luck to you, too, in the application process--I found it to be relatively painless, once I got through with the GRE.

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  5. I can't wait for you to share your reading list with us!

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    1. 18th Century British prose and poetry. Mmmmmmmmm!

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  6. *there* Ugh, late error correction. The stranger at Stone Soup was polite, but you were even more polite by not pointing that out.

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  7. Shoot--I make mistakes like that all the time!

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