Thursday, March 12, 2009

College app

Thank you all for letting me know it is worth it to keep blogging. Things are busy for me as they are for everyone, and I don't know how often I will get to do this, but it was so self gratifying to get encouragement from my bloggy friends. It was also a bit narcissistic and self-absorbed, but it was so validating of this use of my time. I do it for you.

I want to finish my college degree. I have an associates, which means I lived through my general ed. but it is a very old degree, which I hope does not necessarily mean that I am a very old person. Especially since I didn't even start college until 22. But at this point it is quite reasonable, according to the admissions department, that my degree will not be recognized. In which case, I don't know if I have it in me to start all over.

But all that is nothing. I started the application process. It was pretty easy. Until....the essay. I was kind of hoping that transfer students would not have to go through that ordeal, but alas, they do. Now I am trying to come up with a creative way of meeting the requirement of expressing my leadership and service qualities in a creative way and under 500 words that will wow my collegiate audience and win me the privilege paying a fortune for an education I hope I never have to use in the professional sense. I really like to be a stay-at-home mom and would love to continue in that role even when the kids are grown and out of the house. I want to do stuff, I just don't want to have to get a job and give up all my creative flexibility, but the reality is, someday, I will probably have to.

What's your major? A major dilemma. Should I go practical so that I can insure a better job that I hope I never have to get, or should I follow my passion? Being narcissistic, self-absorbed, not so practical and sort of free spirited, I am leaning towards an Art History degree, with maybe a minor in English, which qualifies me to do a whole lot of nothing. Honestly, I would love to work in a museum, which really would require a masters in Museum studies, but at this point I just hope I get accepted and my degree is recognized. I can change my mind later right? I mean, this is only the 5th major I have declared at this point and all I have to show for it is an associates. Liberal arts, English, Humanities, Home Economics, and Fashion Design. Hmm. Looks like Art History would make 6. Nothings set in stone right?

Maybe I will test out my 500 word essay on you all in the next week or so, and you can proofread, edit and revise. We can make getting me an expensive, possibly useless education a group project. What do you think?

1 comment:

Pancake said...

You can always change your mind, thats the great thing about college! Do the essay, get in.. and then see where classes and interest take you!