So when I took my new job at UK I knew it came with one pretty cool perk. Free school. This was a perk I wasn't positive I would ever use, but the idea of a Masters Degree for free was sorta appealing somewhere in the back of my mind. Then I started work. So many people were taking classes. Slowly but surely working their way towards a Master or PhD. For the last month it has intrigued me. Growing into an actual desire. So today I took the plunge. I called the Graduate School to see what was involved. They said just to fill out an application and get in contact with the Masters program I want to be involved with.
Long story short, I am now signed up for my first Masters class for the fall. I will be taking Epidemiology, working towards a Masters in Public Health. I might change my mind on my degree, I might only take one class ever and say it's not for me. But for now I am excited. Really excited. But worried too. I know people go to school while working full time. I know they do it with families. But...I just don't know. It seems like it might be a lot. Still, it will be a slow process. One to two classes a semester. That will give me a Masters in Five years. Five years...Henry will be in kindergarten. And that's if I don't take time off for other babies, which I hopefully will. Still, it's a start. A small step towards something big.