To Grad School or Not To Grad School

When I finished my undergraduate career, I knew I didn’t want to jump back into school right away.  My plan was to take a breather, start a career I enjoy, and revisit it again later on.

I’m still working on the career, but I did revisit the idea of Graduate School quite a few times.  Sometimes  I would jump all in with my preparation, other times I was apprehensive in my preparation, because I was unsure.  I questioned myself often.  I eventually reasoned with myself.  If I was unsure, I couldn’t go through with it.  I needed to be fully committed, and If I was not, I couldn’t do it.

So here I am.  I have dusted off those GRE prep books. I have researched programs, and I continue to research programs.  I don’t feel any pressure like I had previously. At this point, I’m more anxious about the GRE than the admission process.  I’ve never been a good test taker, and always had test anxiety.  The math section especially worries me.  Math was never my best subject.  Thankfully, there are tons of resources online that I am able to use if needed.

The thought of going back to school, nearly five years after graduate school does intimidate me.  Luckily, non-traditional students are uncommon in NYC.  I’m not certain what the case is outside of NYC though.  I would prefer to go as a part-time student who works, but I’m not locking myself into any decision as yet.  I’m going to keep an open mind.


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Those Dishes Won’t Do Themselves.”

I don’t enjoy doing any household chores.  I do chores out of need, and without any enjoyment.  Laundry is my least favorite.  I’ve hated it since I started doing my own laundry.

I dislike laundry so much, I’ll sometimes I wait until I’m running out of clothes to even think about doing it.  I’ve waited until I am down to my last article of clothing.  I have even gone shopping to delay my laundry duties.

I can’t pin point why the reasons why I dislike it so much.  I really dislike cleaning the bathroom, but I don’t go out of my way to avoid it. As a kid, I hated doing the dishes, but as an adult, I hate seeing dishes in the sink.

I think its the holding and putting away of clothing that I hate.  It is so tedious, and time consuming. I could be reading a book.