The fact of the matter is that I am not really good at writing. I didn't pay attention in school regarding grammar rules or spelling clues or anything like that. I was mostly observing people in school. Not academics. I some how missed out in getting instruction in fractions in 2nd grade. The teachers were in the process of putting the kids in ability blocks and we were rotating from teacher to teacher learning math, our block accidentally skipped the "fraction" section. I must have paid attention enough since I was able to graduate high school with a 3.0 and obtain a bachelor's degree but the idea of going to graduate school to use my academics is not appealing at all. I don't feel prepared for that part of graduate school but I am excited about the possibility of having conversations with my peers of the academic nature. When creating a pro and con list for graduate school there are definitely more items on the pro side.
In order to apply and get myself into a program I first need to convenience myself that I have the wherewith all to succeed academically. Then when I do that I can work on convincing the program administration that they can trust I'll be able to succeed academically. Finally I need to find the money and the time to succeed in the program. A journey for sure.
As I work with college students I see myself taking my own advice while they are trying to decide if they should go to graduate school. I suggest writing a pro/con list and figuring out if the rhythm of their life should lead to more school or not.
The rhythm of my life sure is pointing in that direction for me. A journey that will be a wild ride but sure will be something to document and enjoy immensely!