A very warm welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Savvy Schooler, Shirley Parabia‘s blog on her journey as a graduate school student pursuing her Masters and Doctorate degrees as well as the mother of a school-age child.
I first embarked on my graduate school journey in 2003, straight after graduation and while in my first full-time job. I completed four semesters of my Master in Public Administration degree. In 2007, I moved abroad with my husband to the Sultanate of Oman.
It was not until 2021, after changing jobs twice and having my baby daughter, that I decided it was time for me to go back to school again. At the moment, I am studying via a distance learning program with a State University in my home country Philippines.
This domain was purchased on 13 May 2021 and launched June 30th the same year, on the first day of my daughter’s summer holidays. My personal journal is at ShiSia.blog. All my other websites are listed on web collective Very Shirley.
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