It really has been a long time since I’ve posted and a lot has happened. I graduated with my AA and have transferred to a local private Jesuit University. I’m in the first year of working toward my bachelor’s degree. I finally decided to go for a dual degree in Peace and International Studies and Public Policy. I have about another year left.
I love the school that I choose. They are so supportive. I’ll write a whole other post about what it’s like attending a Jesuit school.
I am starting to wonder if I should just enter the workforce after my bachelor’s. I have been in school for four years now and I love it. Part of me is wearing out… maybe it’s just this semester, I’m not sure. I thought I was going to go for an MBA so I decided to get all my business prereqs out of the way this semester. I decided really quickly that it was not for me. Many of those credits will still apply to my public policy major but I’m still slugging through marketing and microeconomics. While interesting, it’s not like studying history or something that I love (and that comes easily to me).
I am feeling like I’ve finally settled down in a direction that is… me. I am happy with my classes and think I’m headed down the correct path (if there is such a thing).
I thought back to when I was a kid. If you had asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have told you that I wanted to join the Peace Corps. I didn’t know anything about it but the thought of traveling, helping, learning from people, all that sounded like a good life. Time well spent. I don’t really care about money as I do about living the best life possible. Peace studies may get me there.