Grad School


I graduated from college this past weekend. It took five years (well, slightly more f you count the time I was in school before my five year break) but it was well worth it.

Now comes an even bigger challenge, graduate school. I was late out of the gate applying to grad schools. My fault entirely, and because of that it’s been a bit of a  struggle and a hardship. By some small miracle I’ve actually been selected into two graduate schools in different parts of the country. Both have good points and bad points. And both are for different programs.

This is where I’ve come to, this is the problem that I’ve come to. I really want to go to the program I was accepted into in Chicago, but it’s really expensive. I’ve also been accepted into a similar, but not as good program, in Arkansas, that is much cheaper. I’m torn and at a cross roads. I know that either will be a good program, but I just don’t know what to do.

So, why am I writing this? Not sure. To share in my dilemma and heart ache of knowing that which ever chose I make will be over shadowed by something (the expense in Chicago, the not as good program in Arkansas). I want to be able to celebrate that I got into grad school with my average grades and test scores, that I will be able to make my dreams come true and provide a better life for me and my kids, but I can’t see out from under the cloud that is this major life decision.

Being an adult is hard.

But, I will make it, because my kids are worth it.


2 responses »

  1. Yes! Holy Cow! Yes! Being an adult is hard. Here’s my 2 cents, if each school is good and will get you the degree you want, I say go for the cheaper. However, if there is some other reason you want to go to Chicago– and you can reasonably afford it– then go for it 🙂 Don’t think of it as a hard decision… think of it as a… You’re going to graduate school, woman!!!! 🙂 I’m very proud of you 🙂

    • Chicago is way more expensive than Arkansas, but I just discovered another option, that if it pans out will be a wonderful alternative. I’ll keep everyone posted as I find out more information.

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