Friday, October 07, 2005


Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin

After months of waffling about the future of my life (to my parents' utter motrification and dismay!), I have finally decided to take the plunge and go back to school.

I'm going to grad school. It's so surreal. It's always been in my plans to go to grad school, and now that I'm 25 I realized that I've somehow missed my timeline along the way. Don't blame me...I was having too much FUN!

I've researched and selected the school of choice. I'm moving to SoCal to go to school. Yesterday I worked for almost 3 hours on my application. It was online, and was like a friggin entry exam. What are your life goals? Which of these life values are most important to you? What the hell kinda questions are these?

What happened to name, dob, sex and address? When did that become not enough to fill out on your application?

Besides that, I have to find 3 recommendors, preferably teachers at my last school (which I don't speak to anymore, and it was 4 years ago!). Hopefully, they'll take whatever I give them. I don't know why private schools are so picky about who they let in. I thought if you paid, they would let you in but I guess not.

I'm surprised they aren't doing a background check and taking my fingerprints. THey did ask me if I've ever committed any felonies or misdemenours....I wonder if beating the crap out of my kid sister a decade ago counts?

So yeah, in March, I'll be in grad school.

Grad school. So surreal.


NML said...

Congratulations! How exciting. What will you be studying? I remember having to fill out the app when I returned back to school and I almost fell asleep!

Vixen said...

Nursing. I'm aiming for a Master's in Nursing Education or a combined major with Nursing Informatics.

NML said...

Wow! I'm very impressed. That will be hard work and I admire you. Don't ever nurse in the UK as it doesn't pay that well - not that nursing is all about the money!