I will be attending the University of Denver next fall, pursuing a Master of Arts in International Disaster Psychology.


(And yes, it has been pointed out that this sounds like a made-up degree. It’s not! It just sounds too bada** to be true).

Even though it was a hard decision and I still have my doubts (if there is a question to be had, I’ll be asking it!) I think it’s mostly going to be AH. MAZING.

The whole applying-process has been very different this year than last year. For example, I actually had people who wanted to write my recommendations–and who didn’t flake out, also an important quality–and I had several programs that offered me admission, instead of just one program that I only applied to because they had a small application fee.

This year, I got it. Even though I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to study, and again, I’m the original questioner, but getting in felt like a sign.

And really, I’m sure I’ll have several other careers in my lifetime. I want to have several other careers. I think I need to, to have the kind of life I’ve always wanted.

And, when I write my memoir in 80 years (might as well be optimistic, right?) I want it to be crazy interesting.

I think this degree is a good continuation of Amy’s life story so far.

Wish me luck!

my new school. nice, eh? and one of the kids I’m working with…you can just focus on the pretty building.

(P.S. It was a really difficult decision that I agonized over for weeks. I chose the program that wasn’t offering me as much aid, and that requires I take several pre-requisites–which are HARD so far–but in typical Amy fashion, I just can’t take the easy way. That’s boring).

Life Lately.

I know, I know.

You’re all D.Y.I.N.G. to hear if I’ve made my decision.

And I have.

But more on that later.

Right now, here’s a look at what’s been going on in my life:

Pictures include my parent’s visit, my cousin’s visit, activities with the kiddos, and a weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park!

I’ll update again soon, my friends. 🙂

April Showers

It’s April! Can you believe it? The last few weeks have been filled with visitors, work, decisions and enjoying the nice weather.

Apparently Colorado doesn’t get many April showers. We had a giant snowstorm that made me late for work (u.g.h.) but the only other non-70-degree weather has just been the wind.

At the moment, I am in the throes of a giant decision I don’t want to make–what graduate program to choose.

My personal deadline for the decision is tomorrow and it’s making me sick.

(Or maybe that’s all the leftover Cadbury eggs…I am a helpless slave to Easter candy…)

It’s kind of coming down to the money–one of the programs has an (expensive) internship abroad but the other one gave me a sizable scholarship.

There are other factors, of course.

And I am L.U.C.K.Y. that I get to choose between TWO amazing programs. Several months ago I was sure graduate school was an impossibility for me (my lack of focus in my undergraduate degree really bit me in the ass there) and somehow, I got into TWO. My TWO top.


Stay TWOned.

(Not funny? Ha).