I petitioned in June and the night is finally here. I will receive my EA tonight!
Thank you for the great advice. I had questions that were answered in the EA degree alone which was pretty amazing. I plan to ask a lot of questions as that is the type of person I am. It is such a special feeling to have gone through something that so many great people have gone through before me.Having your grandfather there was great, for him as well as for you. I recall the look of pride on my father's face when I was initiated. The men you met were in your shoes once and they will be your brothers for a long time and they are looking forward to your success.
Attending an EA degree is a great idea, just be sure someone will go with you who was in attendance at your EA degree to vouch for you. It is definitely easier to understand if you are not hoodwinked and nervous. Be receptive with your mentor and above all don't be afraid to ask questions about Masonry, if it is above your degree your mentor will tell you so and eventually your questions will be answered in the degrees that follow.
Thank you!Every one of your Brethren want you to succeed. Remember the more you try to force your memorization and try to return your work before it is completed, the more likely it is you will not be happy with the results. Masonry is a lifelong journey and we are continually learning and growing at a pace which will allow us to improve ourselves in our attempt to reach that "state of perfection where all good Masons hope at last to arrive, by the aid of a virtuous education, our own endeavors and the blessings of GAOTU".
Look at Masonry as a marathon not a sprint. From your last post it seems as if you are starting to look at your Masonic journey in the right way.
Best of luck my brother.
My MM degree is scheduled on the 11th of December, as we have to wait one business meeting between degrees from what I was told. Please don't get me wrong, I wasn't trying to get it over with as fast as I can. It just happened to come up that my mentor said it was time to turn in so that is what we did. I am trying to be as patient as possible, yet again, on the wait for the next step. After the degree, I will get back to work on the MM proficiency and turn that in. We aren't required to turn it in here unless we are going to be an officer, but being already in the mode of learning all of the proficiencies I want to turn mine in like I did the other two. I would rather not wait and have to learn it all again from nothing.You may have to wait for your MM degree as some jurisdictions require 28 days between degrees.
I am sure you will be as impressed with the MM degree as you have been with the first two. As before remember Masonry is a marathon not a sprint so we need to train ourselves as such. Keep us posted on your progress, my Brother.