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I have to memorize 3 pages of these a week just to pass.

This week has been insane. I have been too busy to even return phone calls.  I keep thinking about what I would rather be doing than school work.  I have been offered a job.  And, I am seriously considering it even though it would bring me a lot less income in the short term.  Over five years I have calculated that I would lose $150,000.  Is that worth seeing your children grow up?

My children are pretty use to my erratic school behavior.  But, I can’t figure out if I should continue at the expense of them or should I stop; watch them grow up; then finish school.  I hate school.  I think it breeds people who refuse to think for themselves because we have been programed to think for the institution. But, the amount of money I could make if I continue is $30,000 more than I make now.

All of my best friends say I should take the job and stop being stupid.  I am after all a Environmental Studies student and not a Marketing student and opportunities such as these don’t come around very often.

I have a midterm in Geology and a test in linguistics that I need to get an A on this week.  No pressure there.  Right?

The geology should be Okay but memorizing three sheets of  linguistics gets tiring pretty quickly.

The road to graduate school isn’t an easy one and it seems to come at a high price.  I am ready for any feedback or advice.  Please leave all sorts of comments as I will answer all of them.

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May 4th Grad School Journey

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Well, yesterday passed and I was thinking I had a pretty good day when Drake pointed out that actually most of my day was spent in the library studying. And, I thought to myself, darn-it if he isn’t right. Sure, the street fair was fun and all but actually if the truth were told I spent more than 8 hours in a library.

Which brings me to my point today.

I promise I am making a point and here it goes…when you are in school you spend an extraordinary amount of time away from your family. Now, I know that I am extremely blessed that I have my sister and my sweetheart helping me raise my children. I couldn’t imagine the nightmare of doing this on your own.  I would cry a lot!!

It is already so much work that I am so emotional I end up crying over diaper commercials. The idea of being alone with just kids, errands, and school frightens me to death. My mom comes over every day and helps me clean my house too. I know, stop rolling your eyes. I really am blessed and should stop obsessing over finger smudges and toast crumbs. So, today all of my pictures were taken in my car. Because, except for the library the car is where I spend a lot of my time. I still have to get the girls the Cheer and Dance and ace that test. AAggghhh…remind again what I was thinking?

Have an amazing experience today,

Karyn

Journey Towards Grad School

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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.

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