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...


Anonymous 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!