Thursday, July 21, 2011

And Now For My Next Trick...

...I shall mull over my next academic endeavors in order to become a "doctor" before my 45th birthday!

Yes, now that my MFA thesis is in the hands of the program director I feel it's time I start looking ahead to what I want to study next. Oh, did you think I was done learning? Foolish mortals... I'll never be done learning. I'll probably be sitting next to your grandchildren in a literature course one day. We'll be BFFs and I'll tell them all about the ignorant comments you used to leave on my blog. And then we'll laugh and laugh and laugh. Trust.

This time around I decided to be frugal and see what CUNY had to offer in terms of interesting degree programs that will start me on the PhD road (seeing as my MFA is a terminal degree that I wanted for vanity's sake & to help get me started on my writing career). Hey, it's never too late to be what I could have been, right?

I have a very tough decision ahead of me, though- do I stick with a literature-based course of study or go back to the sciences? Both are so interesting and alluring! And most importantly, both can help me devote the rest of my life to language, literacy and environmental science, and eventually, apply all of that to my overall life's mission of SAVING THE WORLD!

I think the Nerd Girl in me just had ten orgasms...

But in all seriousness, I have a Big Picture in my mind's eye and all of the graduate programs I'm considering are the stepping stones along that journey.

Pray for me, y'all. I'm gonna email the powers that be at CUNY and get some insight. I'll report back after I've chosen a program and am accepted.

*smooches...looking forward to my next degree*
these things are addictive... like tattoos!