February has come and gone, and I have been away making significant moves. Even though a new month has just begun, I couldn’t forget to share my February. February is a fun month for me anyway because It’s Black History Month and I love learning about my history. Speaking of history, I just made a major milestone. I completed the last course of my doctorate program, and now I’m working on my dissertation which means I’m closer to being a doctor. I’m so excited to begin my research study which encompasses me working with African American women. The cool thing about this process is that my sister is also working on her doctorate as well.
I also got a chance to see the Black Panther movie with my family, and it was fantastic. I am a fan of the Marvel Universe franchise, so I’ve seen all of the films and shows prior to Black Panther. If you don’t follow Marvel Universe, each movie and show gives a different energy and experience. So, I try not to compare each project. This movie is in my top three favorite Marvel movies (the other two are The Avengers and Captain: America The First Avenger). This movie was so empowering and provided so many messages. I love how the women exuded feminity, strength, and intelligence.
I’ve indulged in a PBS docu-series via Amazon Prime called Finding Your Roots which delves into the lives of celebrities of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. This show is so fascinating. I totally recommend this show.
I look forward to sharing more content with. Talk to you soon!
For those of you who don’t know, I am working on my doctorate degree. I am going the non-traditional route and completing my degree online. Initially, I had my reservations about getting my degree online because of the assumption that online learning is easier and is not credible. I did a lot of research and talked to professors in my master’s program who completed their PhDs online.
I was told that online learning can be very challenging and demanding compared to going to a traditional brick and mortar campus. I must say that my coursework is demanding and requires a lot time managment. However, getting a PhD is not suppose to be easy but it is doable. I took my time to find a program that interest me and would help with my career goals. I wanted to do Psychology but my heart was not settled on being a psychologist. So, I did more research and chose to purse my doctorate in Human Services with a specialization in Family Studies and Intervention Strategies. FYI, if you decide to pursue a doctorate do something that you are passionate about or truly enjoy doing, because the process is expensive, time consuming, and ultimately an investment in your career.
I have truly enjoyed this journey so far. The one thing that sold me in to selecting my program and university is that the school has a mission to impact social change throughout the world in various capacities. I’m all about equality and equity for every person. I love seeing people be empowered and my goal is help others become empowered.
So, I’ll be sharing this process along the way. Here’s a picture of me, some the ladies in my program, and one of our professors (blue shirt) back in May for one of our Residencies.
I went to the Georgia Aquarium during one of my breaks at my residency in at Atlanta.