Today’s my 24th birthday. It’s making me get all meta about my life and think about the big picture. I’ve been with Micah for a little over 7 years, over 1/4 of my life. I’ve been out of college for 2 years, married for 2 years. I’ve learned a lot about work in those 2 years, about commitment, about making ends meet.
I’ve worked as a temporary employee, I’ve worked multiple part-time jobs at a time, and I’ve worked a full-time job plus blogging plus consulting. I’ve built skills on WordPress and I’ve built skills that’ll be useful in my library field. These last two years, in particular, have been a success, and that excites me.
My goal for the next year is to be accepted into a graduate program in library and information science and start in Fall 2010.
This will mean:
- Finding schools to apply to. I plan to do the program online, so I’m using this list as one place to get started. My goal is to apply to three programs.
- Take the GRE. I’m studying up. I may post tips later on.
- Write the applications. Probably the hardest part for me. But if my little sister can apply to grad school, so can I.
- Earn the extra money. I don’t want loans and I’ll be doing the school part-time. So between my own job and my blogging & consulting work, I hope to be able to pay for it all myself.
One of the other blessings of turning 24 is that I’ve started to feel comfortable with my skin. I’ve learned the things about myself that won’t be going away anytime soon–whether they’re physical scars, or my skin tone, or my geeky habits, or my interests. There are still things I want to change and things I can change. There are things that can grow. And I hope that this will be another good year.
Thanks, readers, for joining me and encouraging me. I hope that I can help you on your goals over this next year too.