Just when I’m on the verge of finally completing my B.A. in English–at the ripe old age of 33, amongst kids practically half my age–I get pulled back in. It started with a student film project that my Shakespeare professor is co-hosting, coming about just when I upgraded to the Canon 7D, which is a DSLR that has video capabilities. The the Film Writing course showed up on the Spring 2011 class list. After speaking with my professor, the decision was made to delay graduation.
So much for ski bumming this winter.
To keep the work load light so that I would get a chance to actually ski this winter (since I am working in Guest Services at my home hill, after all), I thought I would only take two courses. I would lose my grants but gain the time needed for winter pursuits. Except, even that didn’t last. I like keeping options open, having plans B-Z ready. Since we decided that I will return to the workforce after graduation in May, 2 years earlier than we planned on originally, my Masters degree plans are being put on hold. But just in case I end up in a position where an MBA may be helpful, I checked out the requirements to get into UCONN’s program–and found I was short Calculus.
I did well in Math in high school, but it was never something I enjoyed. I managed to go 16 years without taking a Math class–until this semester. I still don’t enjoy it. I don’t know how I would do in a Calculus course at this point in my life. But since I will be there anyway, I may as well get that pre-requisite out of the way–just in case.
So yeah, I went from graduating this December and going on to an M.A. in English next Fall to staying on another semester, student film, writing for film, and even Calculus–plus going back to work. Yikes!