Why Regent University?

Regent University offered a unique perspective in undergraduate studies. Christ-centered leadership and biblically centered classes develop students professionally and personally. The campus is beautiful, and I soon found that my professors and my fellow students exuded enthusiasm and dedication to the Lord and their educational pursuits. Classmates prayed with me and for me; studying became a group effort towards excellence and not just another homework assignment.

Why Online Learning?

I was 21 when I started the online learning program at Regent University. I had the opportunity to dual-enroll in a local college while in high school, so my associates degree was partially complete when I graduated in 2002. I hit the ground running by working full time after graduating from high school, attending night classes to finish my associates degree. I guess I got used to the schedule, and when it came time to find a university to transfer to, I knew I'd want a flexible format that would allow me to continue in my professional endeavors.

Why A Business Degree?

My degree is in Organizational Leadership and Management. I chose this concentration because of the unique mix of business strategy and leadership development. In choosing a degree program I wanted one that would emphasize the "people" part of organizations and their strategic development. Some degree programs focus primarily on the financial and strategic side of business development, but Regent stressed the importance of the organization's people and the effectiveness of biblical leadership.

Business Degree

Saturday is lovely.

First an update:

I'm moving into my first place, a 1 bedroom over in Hyde Park. Watch here for pictures soon! I also started working back at the Firm. This was my first week. As always, when things change in my life, they change drastically and quickly. The apartment is less than a mile from work so I'm planning to ride my bike some days for the exercise. I'm also walking distance to the trolley stop, which takes you through downtown and to the various places in Hyde Park. Oh, and the Bestest part, I'm only about a block from Bayshore Blvd! So maybe I'll finally run that mile without stopping...

So I stayed up late painting last night, and when I couldn't stay awake any longer I went home to sleep before I started painting again.

I went again this afternoon. I just left, and before I left I attempted to remove the painters tape from the blinds. Oh, I removed the tape, all right. And the blinds. So they are on the floor.

Since I didn't have very much luck with the blinds, I decided to remove the tape from the long, skinny, built-in flourescent bulb along the other wall. The tape came down, and the entire fixture came down. My jaw also came down.

I put it all down, put my clothes back on (don't ask), and decided it was time to get a latte. But it looks nice, it really does! It's coming together, anyways. I can't wait to be fully moved in.

My friends surprised me for my birthday and took me out to Bella's. Thanks, guys! Currently I'm sitting at "my" window, at Starbucks, watching the interesting people and writing. I'm very happy today. They say that certain colors make you happy; Since I've spent the last 10 hours or so immersed in pink paint, I guess I've found the paint that has the greatest effect on me. Today my hair is wildly curly, and I wish I could go have it blown out again. I have paint all over me, including between my toes, and I wish I was wearing a cute sundress instead of my old Levis and my tank top.

When I'm all moved in I'm going to have a party, so stay tuned for an update :-) And since I'm graduating in December, I'm having a graduation party then, too. Oh, maybe we'll go caroling! and have warm stuff like hot tea and cocoa! Maybe we can all take the trolley over to starbucks before we go caroling! Now I'm running away with my ideas again... That's not until December ;-)

Guess I better go put the blinds and the light fixture back up.