It’s official, Masters Degree Completed while working full-time, single mom, and with a 4.0! I thought I would share a little recap of the last two years and all my thoughts surrounding this adventure.
Late summer of 2021, I decided that I needed to go back to school to be able to do more in my career. One of my friends had done the exact same program a few years prior and so I did some research and called Weber State University. They happened to have an opening so I applied, got accepted, and two weeks later I was starting grad school.
My entire program was online and I LOVED everything about it. It was 2 classes every 8 weeks with summers off. Totally doable while working full-time. I would highly recommend the eMHA program at Weber. The staff is incredible and their experience and knowledge is unmatched. I also did a little recap of my first year that you can read here.
I will be honest the last 6 weeks was insanely exhausting and health draining. Everything seemed to come crashing down all at the same time. Since I got a job promotion in February, my capstone project didn’t save when I switched computers from a desktop to laptop. With 2 1/2 weeks until presentation, I had to start completely over. My dad passed away and I am his only child. Everything fell on my shoulders to take care of and I am still trying to take care of. My mental, physical, and personal health from the combination of everything has really suffered. I was living off of a pot of coffee and Reece’s eggs, and didn’t eat breakfast or lunch most days. I was averaging about 4 hours of sleep a day. The stress that came with the crunch time for school was only magnified during the week with the stresses of a new job.
Overall, if I had to do it again, I totally would! Working full-time, going to school full-time, and being a single mom is no joke! One of the hardest things I have ever done, but totally worth it!