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Posted on 2009.07.14 at 16:13
I'm giving up on a certain minor process I've been going through as of late. I keep trying read through/"study" for the GRE and thus begin the process of going to grad school. But every time I do it, I come to the same conclusion. I'm not at all interested in that process. That's not to say I don't want to ever go back to school or anything, I just don't care now. I'm sure if it's going to make sense for me, I'll know when. Instead, I'll just focus on having fun and self-improvement now, and keep an eye out for whatever will make sense to me next. (Quick list of possible things, places and things mixed together in no order: Americorp, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Trail Crew, volunteer program that let's me be helpful and build stuff).



juhiggins at 2009-07-15 02:24 (UTC) (Link)
ok I looked up the referal program. there are no job postings for antartica, but as soon as they put one up its going to email me. and then you will get the job and i will get money.

kpquepasa at 2009-07-15 03:51 (UTC) (Link)
Food for thought for you:

Check out the requirements for the specific programs you are interested in, and specific schools. There is a growing trend in institutions recognizing the ineffectiveness of judging one's entire potential on a test. Thus, many programs these days will consider your application with an interview, good references, and an excellent entrance essay without any GRE score.

All that being said, I do really think you'd really enjoy giving yourself to a non-profit and changing things for the better.
Jessica Rebecca Schultz
la_becky at 2009-07-15 04:58 (UTC) (Link)
yeah... you know as cool and super duper smart you are... i don't think there is anything wrong with learning a craft... and specializing in something you love... I think that playing up academia is a waste.

too many people, i think, go to higher education hoping it will make a decision for them. I think you are better off waiting for something that pulls your soul. And if it doesn't happen to be UBER cerebral it can still be entirely fulfilling.

what i am saying is that you should become a carpenter. And own a flock of sheep to boot. And keep on keepin' on.
_nonsequitur_ at 2009-07-16 05:54 (UTC) (Link)
inthered at 2009-07-26 03:55 (UTC) (Link)
ps i did not study for the GRE. (i also sort of bombed it.) but i have a master's! i support this decision!
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