I'm having a bit of a Peter Pan dilemma. I have really struggled with answering the question "What do I want to be when I grow up?" It took me what feels like forever in college to choose education as a major. After I got my degree, it did not take me long to think about returning to school to get an advanced degree. However, life happened that changed my plans. I got married, got pregnant pretty much right away, and then moved around with the Army. I kept telling myself that once we were settled somewhere long term, then I would start school again.
Well, crud. Here it is 8+ years later and I haven't as much taken ONE class. Let's be real, going to school is really expensive and I didn't want to drop a load of money, or go into debt for a degree I wasn't 100% sure I wanted to get. Plus, I have a lot of interests. Trying to pin one interest down over the others was difficult. However, I finally decided I'm not getting any younger and I know that I don't want to teach again. With that, I have to return to school.
I applied to the University of Wisconsin and I'm anxiously awaiting my letters of recommendation to come in. I'm a little concerned because I've been sending reminder emails and updates and so far none of my 4 people who agreed to write one have submitted a letter yet. Urgh! I will keep reminding. They only have one more week to write it, so COME ON PEOPLE!
I have to admit that I'm really nervous. I know I would be really really good at the program, but if I don't get into the program, well.....I've put all my eggs in one basket. If I don't get in, then I'm going to reevaluate and go from there.
Cross your fingers, please that I get in!!!