Dec. 11th, 2008

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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 [ profile] 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!


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