In my ever changing quest to find myself, I have decided to go back to school. Well, decided, enrolled, and start class tomorrow. I am going 100% online, so technically I have already begun my work because they load it ahead of time.
The decision to go back to school was not a hard one, deciding what I wanted to do, and where to get my degree, that was the hard part. Searching for an online university is not for the faint of heart, you have to have a keen sense of bullshit, and a willingness to say no thank you. Being a Baby Boomer, I am very skeptical about getting an online degree, but with my job and obligations, this is my only choice if I am going to do this. When I first started looking, I was naive and ended up having to talk to a lot of people, some less scrupulous than others.
For those who do not know if you go out to the great big world of the internet and search what you are looking to do, not every site has the best intentions. I found a site that seemed good and the site wanted me to tell it what I was looking to study, how I wanted to study, etc. I filled this out, and mistakenly gave my contact information I am not exaggerating when I say more than seven schools called me within 10 minutes. Most of these schools were what many like to call diploma mills; others were reputable. All were too fast, and it was overwhelming.
I took a step back and decided to search without giving anyone any information until I was ready to apply. After more than a month of weeding out many, it came down to two different colleges. Both not for profit and both had physical locations that have existed for almost 100 years. I finally narrowed down my major and made my choice.
Because I do not have enough school work to do (this is a lie) I will come back and tell you all where I am going and what I decided to study and why. For now, though, class starts tomorrow, and I have about 32,076 hours of school work to do before next Sunday.