I've decided instead to study speech pathology. Nevada State College has a two-year post-baccalaureate program that prepares students to become speech pathologists in the schools. After that I can pursue a masters degree in speech pathology. Although I've always been interested in becoming a licensed social worker, there are more jobs available and significantly higher pay in the field of speech pathology. Plus, the educational requirements seem somewhat more family friendly than those of an MSW program. Anyhow, I feel good about my choice to pursue speech pathology. My application is due on July 1st, so I've been scrambling to fulfill the admission requirements, one of which is passing scores on the Praxis 1 Exam.
I drove to St. George this morning to take it. After three hours of intense test taking I came out with a 188 on the Math Section and a 186 on the reading portion. Both were passing scores. The writing section included an essay section so I will have to wait for my score on that one. It's a relief to have it over with!!!
I recently finished the book Chesapeake by James Michener. I loved it! More books by James Michener will definitely be on my future reading lists.
Serving in scouts is something I'd always hoped to avoid, so I'm embarrassed to admit that I wasn't incredibly thrilled when I found out that as second counselor I would be overseeing the ward scouting program. To my surprise, I have quite enjoyed being involved in scouting. The boys are at a super fun age. I helped out with day camp yesterday and had a lot of fun.
So...that's what I've been up to lately.