I didn't actually have any champagne, but I definitely had a glass of wine to celebrate :)
I've known I wanted to get my master's since I was in undergrad, but wanted to take a break right after graduation to get some real world experience. And be able to afford not living with my parents :) I'm glad I did because back then I had no idea what I wanted to do and probably would've just gotten an MBA, thinking it was broad and sort of universal. I now know exactly what I want my career to be, and even though I did debate an MBA versus this program, in the end I knew what I wanted to do.
I applied to the Master's in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program at the University of San Diego!
|Hoping to call this home for the next 2 years!|
The school is beautiful, set right on a cliff overlooking San Diego, and the program is well regarded by the community and its alumni. The program is also very competitive, they usually get about 80 applications and only admit 25 students. It was such a relief to hit submit, but now the waiting begins!
Hitting submit also let me cross off an item on my 28 in 28 list which was exciting. A few things on my list are ongoing and I've been doing pretty well on most of them so far. One thing on my list that I'm planning to do this summer is do a yoga month, meaning go to a yoga class every day for one full month. The interesting part is that, because I don't belong to a yoga studio at the moment, I'm going to take advantage of the free week most studios offer to new potential members and try out 4 local studios in the process. Free yoga, different styles of yoga, and maybe I'll find a studio that I like to join! Plus, of course I'm sure my body will thank me.
I took this week off from my Couch to 5k program to let my hip heal, an injury I think is due to the fact that I haven't been stretching enough. I've lost a lot of my strength and flexibility in the past 6 months, so starting tomorrow I'm going to do a mini-yoga month in March that will hopefully help me get it back and get me ready for my real yoga month.
I've downloaded 10 new (and free) 20 minute yoga workouts from YogaDownload.com, I've got my new mat ready - somehow the old one didn't make the cross country trek with us - and I've got a quiet, cat-free space to practice.
If you want a daily dose of cute, Google "yoga cat" :)
Ty and I are embarking on another challenge that is semi related to a few of my 28 in 28 goals, we're not eating out during the month of March! We've been eating out a lot since we moved, sometimes out of convenience, mostly out of laziness...so in an effort to cut down on our expenses, and force me to actually cook, we thought it would be a good challenge. The only exceptions are for social situations, like we'd already made plans to go out to dinner with friends this weekend. We don't go out to eat with friends often, and since we're in a new city we don't want to completely outlaw ourselves from going out. We also are planning to split an appetizer and entree to save a little money when we do go out with friends, which I'd guess will only be 3-4 times in a month. Our problem is the random Tuesday nights when we don't feel like cooking so we walk down the street and get tacos! Baby steps :)
Happy Leap Day!