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JUST in case you’ve been wondering……

15 Sep

Where has Joyce been, particularly on Thursdays when she promised to write? The truth?  She, as she  is known in this expert, professional persona, succumbed, which much too embarrassingly translates to, “life” got in the way.  (It does have a habit of doing so at times, n’est pas?) The details do not matter, but suffice it to say, preoccupation with love (spectacularly wonderful), duty (the “must do’s”), and a complete reversal of a three-decade perception (marked by shock; disappointment; concern for the effects of a process and its aftermath upon loved ones) can, most decidedly, shake up anyone’s reality.

I agree, it takes a while for that wise unknown author’s words to sink in, “Everything will be all right in the end, and if it’s not all right, it’s not the end.”  And, I know we all will emerge stronger, wiser, and less likely to fall victim to perceptual bias, but that (as they say) is another story.  And so, we take baby steps…putting one foot in front of another…living platitudes we once believed applied to  “others” and never to us.

So, if you, too, got knocked “off track” and your compass also clouded, what matters is the ability to sing Jerome Kern’s lyrics as loudly as possible.  “Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.”  So, now what?

If you think of yourself as college or graduate school-bound, you no doubt have work to do. Do you need to take, or retake, those standardized tests?  How will you prepare for them?  Do those oh-so-necessary campus visits loom as your “must do’s?”  Do you have applications to complete? Essays to write? When, oh when, do you plan to get started?  Now is the right time, and do you know what? It’s always now!

If I can prod or help you or someone you know get started, you know how to find me.  I am only one telephone call, e-mail, text or IM (203) 858-1687 away.  How good are you at tracking???

Ciao for now–

Joyce

Yikes! It’s July 10th!!!!

10 Jul

Wasn’t Memorial Day weekend only two weeks ago or so? The summer tempis is fugit(ing), and before you know it Labor Day will be upon us!

So, if you’re a

  •  College Graduate who wants to apply to graduate, law, or business school, I CAN HELP!
  • High School Senior stressing over your personal statement and supplemental essays, I CAN HELP!
  • High School Junior or Senior looking to prep. for the SAT or ACT, I CAN HELP!
  • Soon-to-Be College Freshman, who wants to enter college fully prepared for your new academic demands, I CAN HELP!
  • Parent who wants to provide your child with an enriching summer experience that will transform his/her love of learning, reading, and writing, I CAN HELP!
  • M.A., M.S. or Ph. D. Candidate working on your thesis or dissertation, I CAN HELP!
  • Job Seeker, who needs assistance creating a “Knock ’em dead” resume, I CAN HELP!

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