This post starts somewhat silly………but, I bought a new computer for the first time in about 7 years. Woo!
I have other Apple devices, but this will be my first time purchasing a MacBook. I’ve always had PCs….so I’m sure there will be a learning curve. My sister purchased her first MacBook several years ago and was really happy with her purchase. So, when I was looking to upgrade this factored majorly into my decision.
The downside is I did have to save up a stash of cash, but I’m really excited. I don’t regularly spend this kind of money on electronics or new computers, so what’s the deal?
Well, I guess it’s time to make this statement official……
I’m starting GRADUATE SCHOOL THIS FALL!
And I know this statement may read with excitement and joy, but honestly……………
……….going back to school brings up a number of emotions far different from excitement and joy……….
I mean sure a part of me is excited………….but……fear, hesitation, anxiety, disgust (real honesty here), and inadequacy are also emotions popping up here and there.
I mentioned in my first post….my 30th birthday really had me questioning everything going on in my life in the most cliché way. And yes, while I was thinking about my current work situation…..I was also thinking about my future, where I wanted to go, what I wanted to ultimately do in life. I forced myself to look beyond the next couple of weeks, months, and look instead into the next couple of years.
I’ve always wanted to pursue a graduate degree, but have been gun-shy on the idea for a while. But, as I have been finding out, sitting on the sidelines of life……watching people, accomplishments, and opportunities pass you by….you eventually learn that you have to jump.
At least, that’s how I’ve felt.
I’d be lying if I said I am 100% sure that going back to school is the right choice. I fully know graduate school will be no joke and lots of hard work. I will be officially adding myself to the category of full-time working adults going back to school. And while that sounds liberating in a way, after what feels like many seasons of indecisiveness in the past, it’s also scary.
However, I don’t think we are ever really 100% sure of most things in life (at least I know this applies to me) and when I see my future, I see growth, career advancement, leadership, happiness, and a defined purpose. And, I believe that pursuing higher education and my master’s degree will be a necessary step in the process.
And yet again, even with the occasional fear and questioning…..I keep hearing in my head……“it’s better to do something than nothing”. I need to allow myself to learn and grow………………
………………even if that means making mistakes.
With all this said, I guess I’m paving more of a way for the direction of my blog. For all the full-time working graduate students, I’d love to hear any tips or advice you have. I hope you will read along with my journey of living/finding my best life, learning to live a healthy lifestyle, and balancing all in the in-between!