Thoughts running through my head–wrote them down to get them out.
I finally figured out what I want to study for my Master’s. Conveniently, I could study this relatively uncommon field either at Pittsburgh or at the university where a friend is currently pursuing her law degree.
Do I want to go full-time? I’m insanely social, after all. Although I do love books almost as much as people…
Do I want to go part-time? Pros: can work while in school and pay-as-you-go, have an actual life. Cons: takes longer, no scholarships. Which leads to my next thought…
Do I want to pay off my undergraduate loans beforehand (which would make this a fairly long time-frame) or just take out more loans on top of them, or delay it a couple years to save up? (The better university is, of course, more expensive.)
Do I stay in Korea another year to save up some cash for the above? (99% “No” on this, but I have to throw out all the options)
I know there’s plenty of rhetoric about how education is over-priced and not necessary anymore and not worth the investment. If you’re looking at it in terms of pay-raise, then yes, that is often the case. But I honestly want to learn, as well as open myself up for different types of jobs–I don’t care much if they’re higher paying, as long as they’re more challenging and interesting.
I think I’ll just take the GRE, send in a couple applications, and see where the wind takes me!
Yes yes, good plan.