I did it! I actually completed an application for graduate school. Now I can (almost) join the ranks of my friends, ALL of whom seem to be back in school at this point studying law, education, English, psychology, business, nursing… the list goes on. As a matter of fact, I can only think of one close friend who is not currently in school. When I told her my plans, she was happy for me but immediately said she was jealous. HA! I certainly know how that works. I’ve spent the last two years wondering how my friends ever decided on anything, and wishing I had their focus and resolve. I’ve taken a class in interior design, and started applications for grad programs in English, urban planning, and education, and never finished them. I’ve had sudden revelations and then dismissed them because of detracting information.
If all goes well, I’ll be taking between one and three classes this spring, depending on my employment status. You see, I work at a startup, and that’s a dicey place to be in a time like this. But now if I get laid off (and I hope I don’t, because it’s a great company with awesome people and I wish it HUGE success) I will have an alternate plan. I can try to find a part-time job and take classes full-time. I can get on my husband’s health insurance plan (one of the first tangible assets of being married!) and we can borrow a bit from ourselves to invest in my education.
Waawooweeewooo!!!! I haven’t felt this good about my career situation in a long, long time. I’m fully accepting the possibilty that I’ll take a few classes and decide it isn’t for me. Even so, each experience takes me closer to the final goal (or the next goal, I should say). It’s like dating – the more you do it, the more you know what you want 😉