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It’s that time again where I share my #DissertationJourney with you! It’s the beginning of another quarter and I have high expectations. I have placed some high demands on myself which will take great sacrifice and time dedication. On this past Monday, I submitted Chapter 3 (Research Methods) revisions. I look forward to receiving my chair’s approval of the revisions this week. Then, I will be able to submit my proposal (Chapters 1-3) to my second committee member for review and feedback. While I am waiting on those approvals, I am working on my Proposal Presentation Slides, IRB (Institutional Review Board) application and Abstract. Also, I plan to begin reviewing articles from the database alerts that I created. It is very important that I stay current of the research on my topics.

This dissertation journey has been challenging and discovering. Challenging because it provides opportunities for me to move beyond the normal. Discovering because it allows me to uncover things about myself. When most people look at these two words – challenging and discovering – rejection arises because of unspoken adversities that may appear. I look at challenges and discovery as opportunities for me to become greater. These are thought provoking, inspiring, exciting, learning chances to become a greater person.

Of course, there will be times where we shun the process and often want to give up. And it can be a little frightening and sometimes heartbreaking. It is in these rough times when we must dig deeper within ourselves so that we must evolve into the “diamond” we need to be. Life can place some high demands on us when we least expect it. How we choose to respond to these instances dictate our progress through life. My encouragement to you is to take the high road and conquer the high demands!

As always, I am excited to share my dissertation journey with you. I ask that you share this blog with someone else. We all are going through some type of journey and this might be the encouragement you or that person need to go a litter further. Let’s encounter this life changing experience together!

Growth Tip: “When life gives you high demands, take the high road and conquer them!” ~ Aundrea T. Harris

Scripture Meditation: Romans 8:37 NLT – “…despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ…”.

Make It A Great Day ~ Aundrea

#GrowingThroughLife #Onward