Thursday, May 20, 2010

Small Steps to Big Things

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.


  1. Like you, I always think when I hear of people studying (that's what we say, not "going to school" :)) while they have kids - it already is such a lot - I don't know HOW they do it.

    But now you'll be able to tell us!

  2. Go for it honey. When I started back I was worried about being 50 when I graduated and my Mom said, so how old will you be if you don't go? You'll get your Masters and over time, it will improve your life with a better job and an even more fascinating career. Public Health is a great place to be and a constantly growing field. Congrats on taking the first step. Love you. AC