I mentioned the other day that I was buying books for school. And I kinda owe you an explanation, so here it is…
I have been thinking about going back to school for a long time, and now I am finally biting the bullet and going for it. I took the GRE over a year ago when I was first toying with the idea, but first I wanted to give my degree the opportunity to fly.
I graduated college with a degree in Journalism, did a ton of internships (even amazing hands on “real reporting” type ones), had a very solid resume tape, looked and searched and begged for a job, finally landed a reporter position, covered some stories I’m proud of … and then was subsequently laid off.
The reality is the industry isn’t what I thought it was and I’m not going to be the next Woodward or Bernstein. It’s a complicated situation and would be tedious to explain completely, but I live in the #2 market and am not going to get a job anywhere that Ben can get a job.
So, after much thought and doubt and discussion, I’ve decided to take the steps toward becoming an RD. Right now it will probably take me about 3 years to complete – I have a full year of pre-reqs at a local community college before I can even start the program! *I am not admitted to a RD program yet, right now I am just doing all the science requirements needed to apply.
And on top of that, I’m kinda married and want to make babies 😉 We always figured we would wait two or three years, and that is still the plan, it’s just more complicated.
A lot more complicated.
But, I’m excited.
What I loved about reporting was meeting new people, talking to them and understanding their story to share with the public. Now I get to meet people and understand their situation to help them.
Luckily, the blog gives me the opportunity to continue to write and reach out to people, so I feel like I still get the best of both worlds. I really, truly, deeply appreciate everyone who reads because the blog is something that is a huge part of my life happiness 🙂
I’m kind of idealizing it right now, but the night before I start 3 more years of school I need more hope than reality.
And so another journey begins over at Run, Eat, Repeat. Never a dull moment.
Oh, and I am also starting a new part time job today.
You can sleep when you’re dead.
Thank you for reading.