It Begins

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
"We must use what we have to invent what we desire."

Classes begin today at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am a full-time PhD candidate in the College of Communication and Information Sciences and also will be working as a grad associate, teaching a 200 level Journalism/Electronic Media course. This is such an exciting time! 

I woke up at seven this morning and thought for a moment back to the morning when I woke up ready to board a plane to London for my Master's studies. Some of the same feelings are there:  fear, happiness, exhilaration, nervousness... When my parents dropped me off at the airport, I hugged them both, fought back tears and tried not to look back. 

Moving forward on a new adventure, all energy/experiences/acquaintances should propel us in an onward direction. The vibe should be light but determined and my mindset has to be one of success. Forgoing looking back, I believe I can do this thing! I'll certainly need your support and love along the way. Thank you, again, for being part of the journey. Here we go...


b452dde4-c8e5-11e0-957f-000bcdcb471e said...

Best of luck on your new quest! Hopefully, they don't jam any freshmen during your 200-level class. I hate that because a lot of times they're not ready.

Connie said...

Hope you have a fantastic new journey, Denae! :)You can accomplish anything you set your mind to!

LizP said...

Good Luck! Not that you'll need it, you'll do awesomely well!

Love the new design on the blog!