So I made it. I survived. I’m so glad it’s over. I got the cumulative score I needed and now just have to wait 10-15 days for the analytical writing score before I can formally apply to the my graduate program choice. It was a hard decision, but I’ve decided to move forward with a MeD (Masters in Education) with an emphasis in Learning Systems, Design and Development. In real-people speak, I’ve decided to become an instructional designer. I love graphic and web design, I love arts and crafting, but I need to diversify in order to protect my long-term interests and have a shot at a higher salary ceiling. To some extent I know that sounds like I’m selling out and I probably am, but I am excited to put my feet firmly in academia, and my long-term goal is to teach design at the college level.
We celebrated last night with 12 heaping servings of Coldstone Creamery ice cream (when I saw “we,” I tackled that feat shamefully on my own) and this morning I woke up with the worst head cold symptoms I’ve ever had. I’m trapped on the couch and hoping I’ll be better soon. I have a bunch of great recipes and foodie goodies to share and with the super bowl on Sunday, and Valentine’s day coming up, wanted to post some more cool stuff I’ve been finding on the web.
Thank you everyone for your support and encouragement in tackling this hurdle. I’m my own worst enemy sometimes and tests like these make a wreck of me. I’m so lucky to have such great friends, many of whom I have never met in person.
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