The last six months have been very introspective for me. Once I decided that it was time to go back to school, I had to think about my new role as a student and my future role as a professional.
What do I want to do?
What type of job would I ideally like to have?
What kind of student am I going to be so that I can have the most successful future, yet not completely forget that I have a husband with a busy job and two children, one with some special needs?
I am realizing that I enjoy writing. I did when I was younger and it’s nice to be doing it more frequently academically, as well as here on this blog.
When it comes to a potential job, who knows? Who knows what the job market will look like in a few years for a woman who will be closer to 40 than 30 who has been out of the workforce for 13 years (at that point)? I do hope to get some internships under my belt before then and will have to do at least one for credit, so hopefully I will have some more direction Is it bad that I’m looking forward to shopping for a more professional wardrobe some day? I would love to be able to buy some of the cute pieces I see in the Ann Taylor window!
On the current school front, the next week and a half are going to be hell. I have a mid-term on Friday and a 7-15 page paper due on November 2nd. They are both for the same class and they are unrelated in content so it’s not like writing my paper will help me study for the exam. I hope to be done with the paper before Halloween so I can enjoy Trick or Treating with the kids, so I’ll be busting my butt this week. We had a busy day today and tomorrow will be all about schoolwork. Well, there will be some schoolwork tonight too because I just have to get stuff done. It’s not the end of the world, but I’m looking forward to this stuff being done. My house looks like a bomb went off and it will continue to look that way until the paper is turned in. The bare minimum is getting done until then (like laundry). I will only have three grades for this class (the paper and two exams) so I need to do well.
On that note, I really am enjoying school. It’s a lot of work, but not everything in life is easy and in the long run, it will be worth it. And because I have three baskets of laundry to fold sitting in front of me, I’m off and I will probably update again after the paper is done!