Friday, March 19, 2010

What Should I Be When I Grow Up? No, Really, Please Tell Me

I'm thinking about starting grad school. The problem is I have too many interests that I want to pursue. Focusing on my career in higher education doesn't really narrow it down too much. I could study student development, public policy, business or a handful of other degrees and gain useful knowledge for my career from all of them. Of course, there's always that nagging voice in the back of my head that wants me to pursue something completely fun and not readily employable (like film and media studies).

Add to that the daunting task of juggling a full-time job, family life and school work, and the whole prospect of grad school can be a bit overwhelming. I'm pretty close to asking a complete stranger what to do, and pursuing whatever path they tell me. (Does anyone else think that sounds like the plot of a crappy Jim Carrey movie? This is what my life has become. Rejected Jim Carrey scripts.)

A Prayer For The Twenty-Seventh Day Of Lent
Lord, we pray for clarity in our lives. You have given us passions and talents, yet we never seem to be able to piece them together. Bring order to the chaos of our thoughts, and give us the strength to live fearlessly as you would have us live. For we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Help us to find the purpose for which you have created us.

Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer

-Ben Reed, March 19, 2010


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Andrew said...

Let's do this together.

Ben said...

That's actually the program I'm leaning toward. The problem is that I already commute to and from Richmond everyday. I worry about spending even more time away from the family to go to class. I might just need to quit worrying about it and take the plunge.