I’m graduating from University of Oregon in a few weeks and I have applied to Willamette University in Salem to earn my MBA in marketing. If and when I get accepted (I guess I should say When) the commute will take an hour and twenty minutes each way. Yikes! 2 hours and forty minutes in a car seems excessive. Today it takes me at most five minutes to drive to #UO and that’s including ‘rush hour’ in Eugene.

I visited Willamette yesterday and watched the students pitch their venture ideas to Angel Investors. Nerve wracking for them but they did a great job inventing new products and researching the market. It seemed intensive but something I will have to do if I am accepted in to the MBA program.

I’m wondering, as a mom, how hard this will be on my children and family. When I am not around everyone has to do more work because I’m not holding up my end of the bargain. I am hoping that in the end the financial payoff will be worth all of the hard work.

And, the hard work is coming. I have to study for the GRE. I have my appointment set for June 22. I’m crying on the inside. I’m not sure if I can cram all of that math and wacky vocabulary in my head by then. But, if I don’t do it that soon I’m really not going to get accepted. It was suppose to be taken care of by May 1st. I am feeling the crunch.

Anyone have suggestions for effectively studying for the GRE? I need to get a 500 in math, apparently they don’t look at the written scores.