Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Back to school?

So, I think I'm going back to school.
Eight years after graduating from college, I now think I've figured out what I want to do with my life. Yay! Going back to school has been on my mind for quite some time, but I hadn't been able to put a finger on what exactly it is that I want to be doing... until now. The work I've been doing with my organization and the interaction I've had with the city government has solidified it for me. I really am passionate about what I do and can actually see myself doing this long term. Wow, I'm saying that out loud!
I've found a few online masters programs (from real live universities) in community development and non-profit organization that look really promising. At this point, online programs are really the only option. Thank goodness for the internet! The application process is making me anxious, though. Reference letters? Ha. Most of the professors I had good contact with have retired or moved on. The GRE? Please no. It may or may not be required, and I'm still waiting to get an answer on that. But really, please no. And then, I have no earthy clue how we're going to pay for it. We'll cross our fingers for good financial aid. Eh, if I were to wait till we can afford it, I'd never go. Oh, the butterflies!

(Oh, the picture up there - Taylor took it. Her Fisher Price tough camera produces the occasional cool image.)


Kiley said...

Best of luck with it all! The GRE's are a pain in the... I hope you can get out of them!
I should be studying to take mine again in case the program I'm interested in does manage to find new funding and can take new students again.

Gray Eyed Scorpio said...

Oh to be a student again!

Remember, "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find excuses."

Go for it.

dogwood said...

Eeeeee! No GRE!!!
I am so doing this! I am going to be a ball of nerves 'till I get this all lined out.... in a good way.