March 11, 2019

NYU, Here I Come!

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Wait, what?!

I am so excited to announce something SO INCREDIBLY EXCITING AND HUGE today!

Very recently in January, I applied to a graduate degree program in Counseling and Guidance through New York University, Steinhardt. Earlier in the year, I did a blog post laying out my goals and dreams for 2019, and applying to graduate school was definitely a top one for me! You can read more about that right HERE!

On March 1st, I received an email from NYU Steinhardt, notifying me of my acceptance into the program!!! I really could not believe what I was reading initially, and then when it hit me that I had gotten in, I screamed and jumped for joy literally through the house. Jumping into my husband’s arms, the happiest tears flowing, it was hitting me that I actually did it; it was really happening. I crushed one of the biggest goals I’ve ever set for myself, and I am just so excited to share it with y’all on the blog today!

Classes for this amazing graduate program in Counseling and Guidance, with a concentration in K-12 School Counseling will start later this year in September; the duration of the program is 30 months (expected graduation is summer 2022), and I will also be required to complete a practicum and several hundred hours for an internship, where I will get the opportunity to work directly with students! Before you ask, no I am not moving to New York City. The program is entirely online, other than the work I will be doing within a local school in my own area.

It is such a huge relief to have received acceptance into this incredible program; I can’t even begin to explain how much better I’ve been sleeping since I found out. I am so incredibly excited for the program to begin in a little less than six months. Until then, I am looking forward to Spring and sunshine, a summer full of family fun, weddings for some seriously amazing people, Creative at Heart Round 9 in North Carolina, and getting the kids ready for school to start in the fall!

My little Aislynn is going off to Kindergarten in August, so I will have the opportunity to work on my classwork during the day while she and Noah are in school, and that’s really great because it means I will get to be present with them at home when they aren’t at school. I am SO grateful for that and for the incredible timing of everything.

I did want to say thank you to all of the amazing people who shared their love, support and encouragement when I initially announced that I would be applying for graduate school earlier in the year. I am so thankful and appreciative of you all and for those of you who have continued to support me and pour motivation into me, even on the days when I feel stuck and unsure of where to start.

If you are reading this now, and you have a big dream of your own, I want you to know that you can do it. I am here for you; I want to cheer you on and support you, so send me an email or something so we can chat more!

We can truly do anything and crush anything we want if we’ve got the right people behind us, loving on us and telling us that we’ve got this!

Thanks for reading and for all of your love and support! MEANS THE WORLD!


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  1. Debbie Laughlin-Johnson

    March 11th, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    This is so amazing, Bethanne! I am so happy for you and your family! It sounds like an exciting journey ahead, and I’ll be praying for you and encouraging you from afar! You were definitely made for big things! Much love!

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