So back in October I was actually accepted into the Masters in Technical Communications program at Metro State. This makes me very happy on several counts.
I mostly like my current job, but it's moving into boring territory, which I traditionally have difficulties managing. I'm really hoping that school will provide the intellectual stimulation I need. With this economy, I'd really rather not go job hunting!
I think I've finally found a direction I'd like to take career-wise that I can run with for quite a while. I tried sales, and I was good at it. Sadly, it also ate my soul. When I was laid off from my last sales job, my dominant emotion was relieft. Not fear, not wondering what the heck I was going to do now, but relief that I wasn't going to have keep trying to turn myself inside out to do this job. There are a lot of different directions I can go, once I have this degree. That is a very good thing.
I love being in school. I've missed it. As I was saying to a friend recently, school is one thing I KNOW I'm good at doing. There's a relief to this. Yes, I may well have to work hard, and I'm sure I'll be grousing about homework and group members. I have complete confidence that I will do well.
I thought my mother was going to have a heart attack of joy when I told her. It's made her crazy for years that I'm in admin work.
The down side to all of this is that SCHOOL HASN"T STARTED YET. I would like my distraction and shiny new toys NOW. I'm ridiculously excited that next week I can go buy my books for next semester! I know exactly which day I'll get my excess loan money, so I can go buy my very first laptop that will be all my own! I want the syllabus posted! I'm sure that amblypygid
is shuddering at the thought of having to get all of this ready for next semester, but ... impatient!
Of course there are other preparations I should make that I'm avoiding. The largest is that I'm going to need to actually unearth my desk at home. There really isn't a bit of open space. That's going to have to change.
Maybe today I'll go poke around and make sure there aren't any more financial aid forms I have to complete. I do still have to mail the form that will let me go buy my books next week, too. Time to stop procrastinating on that!