Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The shallow scholar

I’m already thinking about graduate school.

Honestly, I don’t know how that could be. I was so glad to be done and I swore to myself, while running the Naked Mile, that I’d never go back.

And I already have the itch.


I’m afraid that I want to go back for the prestige more than for the education. I’m halfway to my 10-year high school reunion and maybe I just want that master’s degree so I can say that I have it in an insanely nonchalant manner. I can’t be certain that my fancy-schmancy bachelor’s degree will make blood boil with envy. And that’s not shallow at all.

I miss learning and I miss the college environment. But I could probably live without the homework. And the debt. And the stress.

Lucy and I have made a pact to become GRE study buddies once she’s home from Thailand.

And I started researching Sport Management programs at the local Universities – of which I am fortunate enough to have a handful of truly quality programs to choose from

So. I guess maybe I do want to do this.

Side note: I was totally lying about running in the Naked Mile. Didn’t even consider it. Perverts with cameras and websites and the U administration had all but squashed it by my time, anyhow.


ropedncr said...

i would just about kill for a plain old college degree. having seriously deranged priorities when i was young allowed me to graduate in the bottom ten percent of my high school class and then to flunk out of junior college. by the time i realized that some of the subjects teachers had convinced me were dull and boring were really very interesting, i was married with three kids and in the midst of my first of many careers. oh. well. such is (my) life. good luck in your pursuits and may you totally blow away the other returning high school grads!

k said...

I completely understand. My primary reason for going to grad school is to eventually teach, but I also want the prestige of a master's degree. I don't want people thinking "well I thought she was smart, but she only has a bachelor's degree..." I mainly think about how it will look on my engagement/wedding announcements in the paper. It is really sad to admit that (especially when I don't even have a boyfriend)!

Mrs. Architect said...

I am totally with you on this! (And K)

Anonymous said...

My advice: School is evil. Run away! Run away fast!

Anonymous said...

Um, that last comment was from me (Darcy). I'm just stupid and hit the enter key instead of some other key I meant to hit =)

So yeah. School = bad.

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