Hi everyone! It’s great to be back blogging again, two years later. I was a blogger until I completed my undergrad at Fontbonne in 2015, and here I am again starting grad school. A LOT has gone on since I’ve been at Fontbonne, so I’ll briefly catch you up to speed on life after my undergrad in fashion merchandising. Right out of school, I was working at a talent agency, then a couple retail management jobs, but nothing I’ve been particularly passionate about. But then in the fall, I started working at my former high school, Fort Zumwalt East, as the assistant director and costume manager. And I have fallen in love with my job! This is what has brought me to my current status at Fontbonne: obtaining my master’s degree in theater education. I may not have taken a direct path to get here, but sometimes you need to find out what you don’t like as much as what you do like. In addition, another major life update is that I am engaged to be married! So in my “free time,” I am also attempting to plan a wedding. I am optimistic and excited to see where these journeys will take me in the next couple years. Stay tuned with my future blogs throughout the semester!
My fiance and I love living in the Lou
Greetings Everyone! It’s great to know that I’ll be blogging with you this semester!
For those who don’t know me, my name is Candance Hurd, I’m a current grad student at FBU and an alumni (grad year 2012). This is my second semester blogging, and I found it be very fun, very informative to read others’ posts and very relaxing to write my thoughts out.
I hope you all had a wonderful break and are getting back into the swing of things with classes and reality! Boy, oh, boy, I know I am. It’s been quite busy for me alllllllready!!!
I look forward to hearing from everyone soon! WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME!
Well, well, well, this semester came and went! This is my second semester so I still have a little while to go, but I can definitely say that this semester has taught me a lot. I’ve learned to be patient with myself and technology, and the online courses I had took me outside of my shell a bit. I know the IDT program will only continue to do this as I progress along.
I am happy that break is here though and the main reason is because my trip to California is drawing near (Dec. 27th). That day is also my son’s 18th birthday, and so I’m excited for him as well.
I am very elated to be apart of this blog group and have enjoyed reading others’ blogs when I had time & found them to be interesting. I found blogging to be very comfortable and yet I hope you found some interest within my blogs too.
See you guys next semester!
I have learned several things this semester. The first and most important thing I learned is your education has to be high on your priority list. If you are struggling, seek help immediately, it is vital to your success. My course work consisted of budgeting and finance, economics and finance for non-finance managers. These courses have taught me that understanding budgeting and finance can be beneficial in work and your personal life. Both classes were difficult for me but after seeking help I passed the budgeting and finance class, determination has been the key for me. My advice to fellow students during finals is to prioritize, seek help, study and be determined to reach your goals and success.