Monica Whaley

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Life Changes Galore

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, my life path is changing once again. I'm finishing the MA in Speech Language Pathology without the clinical component. This means I'll have the degree but can't practice. Why, you ask? Well, having the Masters still shows that I have the knowledge and can complete Masters level work. This might help me trying to get into another plan. I'm looking into counseling/life coaching. Anyone who knows me will say, "Well, duh." Yeah, I know. What can I say, I'm stubborn.


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Posted on August 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I just saw that I haven't written anything since September of LAST YEAR.

Needless to say, I’ve been a little preoccupied with grad school. Things aren’t going too badly. I’ve had my share of meltdowns and had to be talked off of ledges here and there, but I hear that’s normal.

My love of phonetics and accents has been reinforced, but I’ve also expanded another area of interest: voice. I’ve always liked voice-related things, but in our class th...

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Starting the Torture?

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I've started my graduate classes as of last Monday. So far, so good. I'm nervous that I'll be able to get all the reading done,  but I know that I have God on my side. I think I'll be ok if I can keep up on the reading (A LOT), but the key is that I no longer procrastinate since I started neurofeedback. I'm hoping to find a provider up here since I can't get it from my mom anymore. Of course, if I'd been consistent with her, I probably wouldn't need it anymore. Maybe with someone else, I...

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Moving on up?

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (1)

I’m not very consistent with my blog, but that’s not news.


I have been accepted to Kent State University for gradschool in speech language pathology! WHOO HOO! I was less than thrilled atfirst. I could only think about what I’d have to leave: my church, friends,family, etc. It took me a few days to get to the happy part. I’m still sadabout what I’m leaving, but my pastor reminded me (more than once) that this isabout additions to my life, not s...

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No Grad School Yet

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 10:24 AM Comments comments (1)

I missed getting some of my info in to both Kent and OSU, so there's no way I can go to grad school this fall. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I have to assume that if I didn't get in this year, God has a reason, but what do I do for the next year? I don't want to keep taking classes if I don't need any, but student loans start after 6 months out of school. I certainly can't afford those. What a mess.

Studying Plus

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 9:44 AM Comments comments (0)

I’ve started classes again! I’m glad to be in class again, but nervous about getting everything done. Of course, that’s true at the beginning of every quarter. However, I’ve decided to approach things a little differently. In the past, I’ve done the bare minimum in studying at the beginning of a course, then if I don’t do well on a test (and I’m usually fine), then I study harder afterward. Well, that’s not a good way to do things. This time, I&...

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Grad School Blues

Posted on August 24, 2009 at 5:29 PM Comments comments (0)

No, I'm not in grad school yet. I’m just in the process of applying (yes, still). I’ve finished the application for Kent State, but not yet for OSU. You might wonder why. Well, apparently OSU likes to make sure you’re broke and frustrated before you even turn in your application. They’ve started using this new system to apply online. Lucky us, huh? Well, the system is fine, but in addition to the application fee of $40 from OSU this system charges $100 to apply. WHAT?!...

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Posted on November 29, 2008 at 12:29 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow, it's been a while since I last wrote. Well, still working on classes, had a great Thanksgiving, and have started the crochet season again. Why "season", you ask? We don't have AC, and it's too hot to work with yarn in the summer, so I mainly do it in Fall and Winter. Now you know.


Posted on September 26, 2008 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm leaving for Florida tomorrow with 6 other adults and three children. We had a blast last year, so I have high expectations for this year. :)

I ended up having to add another class, so I'm taking Advanced Spanish Phonetics. SO MUCH FUN. No, seriously; I'm not being sarcastic. I love this stuff.

Hurray for School!

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 2:31 PM Comments comments (0)

That's right, I said hurray. Classes start at OSU this Wednesday. I'm only taking one class this quarter, but I'm absolutely thrilled to be taking something. I haven't been in classes for two quarters and I feel like my brain is turning to mush. I'm also excited because it's one of the prereq's for Speech & Language, so it will be interesting.

Bio-acoustics for Speech and Hearing Sc...

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