It’s Official: I’m Going With Memphis

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” — Henry David Thoreau


sign saying Memphis

So I knew I was close to a decision on what to do for doctoral study (the third go around, that is), and after thinking carefully about whether I should wait a whole extra term just to hear back from Northeastern I’ve decided it’s not necessary. It’s official: I’m feeling really comfortable with the University of Memphis, and I’m enrolling in their Doctor of Education program in Higher Education.

It’s funny, because I was still telling myself that I was still mulling it over, yet already doing things like signing up for my memphis.edu email address, filling out a FAFSA and having the results sent only to Memphis, and even doing the financial aid entry counseling and master promissory note and everything. I came to realize that while I was a little nervous to admit it to myself, the decision had already been made.

I know I’ve already written at length about the reasons I was considering each course of action, so I won’t belabor them again. I just wanted to publicly mark it as a decision that’s completely made. So… go Tigers!

3 Replies to “It’s Official: I’m Going With Memphis”

  1. Congrats on your decision. I know someone who did their undergrad there and they seemed to enjoy their experience. Hopefully you will do the same.

    1. Thanks Brian! It’s funny, as part of this I’ve learned that many Tennesseans are pretty enthusiastic about their homeland. 🙂

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