Ten Reasons I'm Really Excited to Go Back to SchoolTuesday, April 12, 2016
So, a couple of weeks ago I announced that I got in the graduate school ( see that post here ), and I'll be starting my Master's in ...
So, a couple of weeks ago I announced that I got in the graduate school (see that post here), and I'll be starting my Master's in the fall. I am the type of person that always enjoyed school (my entire life!) and felt pretty sad (albeit excited) when I graduated after being in school for 17 straight years. I love school so much that I chose it as a profession, and that's actually what I'm getting my Master's in (College Student Affairs).
I could probably list a billion reasons I'm going back to school, but here, I'll give you 10.
School supplies. Seriously, who doesn't love school supplies? My undergrad backpack is still in exceptional shape, but I'm going to get some awesome new highlighters, pens, and notebooks!
New ideas, knowledge, etc. I can't wait to learn more about my chosen profession, and how to best help students. This program has a focus on counseling, and I just cannot wait to understand how to keep people calm and best help them.
Being in a cohort means new friends. I'm excited to get to know more people and to make friends with other people who love student affairs as much as I do!
Again, school supplies. See above. (I love school supplies!)
Taking notes. Call me weird and crazy, but I love taking notes. I like to hand-write the information I am learning, and make little bubbles and stars and pictures that help me to better understand what I am learning.
Graduating again (cap & gown). As hectic as it is, I enjoy the graduation ceremony, and wearing the cap and gown. I'm a big baby, so you can bet I'll cry.
Feelings. I just can't really explain the feelings that I get when it comes to going back to school. I have a great love for school, and I just can't explain how I feel about learning and the school experience.
Travel. Throughout my grad career, there will be trips I can take to different universities around the country, and I have high hopes that I will get to participate. I love going new places, and I'd love to visit other college campuses.
Professional & personal development. I am all about development, whether personal or professional, and I cannot wait to see the person I am in two years.
Bragging rights. Who doesn't want those bragging rights? I'll get to put M.Ed after my name, and that will feel pretty dang good!
What is your favorite thing about school? Do you love it, or hate it?