Friday, August 29, 2008

Living the Dream!

My eyes are burning, my mind is spinning and I am trying to hear my own thoughts as my precious son is talking the ears off my head! I have made it through two of the nine textbooks thus far and for the most part have loved the information presented! This class is focused on leadership, leadership theories, and the differences and similarities among them... I am anxiously awaiting the excitement of the classroom discussion about all of this material...This must be one of the true signs of geekdom! I want to revel in all of my geeky glory with my fellow compatriots discussing the full range leadership theory, the psychological perspectives, the emotional role in transformational and charismatic leadership, the pygmalion effect, future predictions for leadership, business, technology and organizational structure...The mental stimulation is exciting but I must admit I am mentally and physically exhausted....Today, I read, I vacuumed, I cooked, I cleaned, I changed diapers, I played, I worked, I hope I can keep up the pace...but I must admit, I have never been one to sit back, I think I secretly enjoy the chaotic pace...loving life and living the dream, my dream!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Getting My Doctorate: Kids in Tow

Learning, and learning how to learn with Elmo and Barney in the background puts a whole new spin on concentration! So far, I am low on sleep, high on caffeine, and rough around the edges in all my nerdy, geeky awesomeness! I have nine textbooks to read over the next two weeks....argh! Exciting, yes, but also exhausting....I dreamed about leadership theories and psychodynamic processes last night....Accomplishing life and educational goals with the blessings and distractions of family, dog, dinner, bath, children, husband, laundry, groceries, and all that life entails, well, just stretches the mind, the body, the nerves, and the completion date! My plan and goal with this blog is to detail my emotional and educational journey as I work through my graduate studies to complete my doctorate in business administration....I love learning, I love life, and I love my family.....Hopefully they will all still love me during this journey and we can all learn and grow together!