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.

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