Friday, August 2, 2013

What have I gotten myself into?

I mentioned in my Thursday Thoughts yesterday, but I haven't really gotten into it.

I'm starting grad school in September. EEEKKKK!!! It's something I've been debating about and putting off for a couple of years now. Never feeling like it was the right time. Because clearly now is the right time? I must be nuts.

The program I'm doing is a two year online program where I take one class at a time. As soon as I finish one class, another begins until I complete the degree. In that respect, this is perfect because there is no way I could manage scheduled classes these days. However, it's still going to be a lot of work. My admissions adviser told me to plan on spending 10-15 hours a week on school work.

How to I manage that along with working full time, spending time with my family, keeping up with my blog, and trying to have a life. Short answer? I can't. I know that. I know something has to give. Obviously my family will not be what goes. Nor will work. Therefore it's going to be the fun stuff, the me stuff that goes. Less Netflix, less chilling on the couch, and less blog time. I'll still be here, mostly because I need this place as an outlet, but I'm not going to be able to devote as much to it. 

Even with knowing all that though... I'm not sure how I'm going to do it all. I'll probably go crazy (ok, crazier). But in the end it will all be worth it. I love school. I love learning new things and working on my teaching practice. While I know it's going to be a lot of work, I also know it's going to be good for me, and fun too. 

I also know that it's going to make our budget tight for awhile. My district will reimburse me for some, but not all of the credits I will be taking. Eventually it will be worth it because having my masters will put me in a higher pay category, but until then the financial piece of it is stressing me out.

So, I've rambled on for awhile here, basically just to say that this whole venture is just stressing me out. I know it's what's best for me both personally and professionally... but it's a lot to add to an already rather full plate.  


  1. Congrats! I always applaud those who go back to school as I definitely never want to go back. Way to go!

  2. Congrats on going to grad school! I am a teacher as well and those times in grad classes were trying, but it all works out.


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