J. Alexander (johnmill79) wrote,
J. Alexander
johnmill79

Grad School

Ok, so I'm pretty much fed up with the trajectory, or lack thereof, in my life. This has finally led me to begin seriously applying for graduate school. Thus far, I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly how to go about doing that though, and I don't think anyone's really gonna help me. This is making my head hurt.

Everybody says "first, decide what you want to do with your life". Well, I'm still not entirely sure what that is, other than a strong desire to leave this job, apartment, and city behind. I do know that I was interested in Communications even as an undergraduate, and I managed to do quite well in it, so I am at the moment looking at obtaining a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. That is, of course, assuming I can somehow magically make the money appear to pay for such a pursuance.

I googled this, and came up with a few hits. Most were in the state of California, but the one local university I saw was North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I'm setting up a user profile, but I'm already kind of stumped. It asks for an "area of interest" which I gather is a specific field I wish to enter while getting my Master's. Hmmm. I sure wish I knew! I wish it at least provided a combo box of choices as all the others have, but for this one you must write in your answer.

Just cross your fingers for me that I am able to figure something out with this. This is an extremely important part of my life, and I can feel it slipping dangerously away from me. I know that it's no one else's job to walk me through this process, so I'm going to try as hard as I can to make a move myself. I guess I'm writing this here as documentation, so that I can look back on it either the day before I walk across that stage to accept my Master's degree, or once I surpass my tenth year at Lions Services Incorporated. Well ok, let's hope the latter doesn't happen.
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