So regular droppers-by on the blog may have noticed that most polls have to do with history, reading, sewing, or an amalgamation of history-related topics. The current one...not so much. About how you feel about back-to-school time? What's up with that?
Well, it's a subject rather personal to me at the moment. I decided back in July (which really isn't a lot of time when you come down to it) that I'd been away from school long enough and was tired of delaying returning for my Master's just because I was working and my husband is in grad school. I stopped fretting over what subject I should pursue--wouldn't it be smarter to pursue a professional degree like an MBA or MPA, shouldn't I think about where I want to work, I ought to get something marketable--and decided to just return to my first love: History. So I frantically researched my university's programs, got approved as a non-degree student with the intent to apply for the Master's, and filed more paperwork than I have since my undergrad days.
And yesterday, for the first time in three years, I registered for a class. It was a thrilling, nostalgic, and slightly scary moment--though I'm excited to get back to structured studies, I'm also leery of working full-time and going to school. And of course I don't want to give anything up--writing, sewing, reenacting aren't negotiables in my life. So we'll see how this goes (she says with a little apprehension), but overall I'm very excited to get back to it.
How about you? Any other returners to classes this year? Anyone just looking forward to getting done with school?