Wednesday, December 16, 2009


It's no secret that my husband has been the main reason I've been able to be a speech pathologist. He's been there emotionally, physically, and financially. Many years ago, when we were dating, we both knew that if we were to be together for the long haul, he would have to be willing to support me through my master's degree, and he didn't even hesitate. After graduating with a degree that didn't open a lot of doors, he soon realized that he needed to find a career he could enjoy and find meaningful. Teaching just so happens to be it.

Unfortunately, Illinois is quite the headache to deal with when wanting to go into education. The name of the game is jumping through as many hoops as possible.... and once you're done jumping, good luck trying to find a job. He's bounced around the idea of going back to school ever since I began grad school, and now, he's officially done something about it. He has been accepted into Greenville College's Master of Teaching program. It's a 2 1/2 year program with one class, one night a week, for seven weeks. It's for adults who already have a degree and wish to teach.

I have this overwhelming sense, much like a proud mama. Having recently gotten my master's, I know exactly what anxiety and fear he has right now. I know that it's hard for him to see the light at the end of the long tunnel. I feel nervousness for him, but he's worked really hard to get here. And I know he'll succeed in anything he puts his mind to. I'm really excited and happy for him. Congrats, baber :)