I love that song. Shit has been pretty serious these last few posts about all the changes I’ve made. But I am so not a serious person so I’m going to try to lighten up this “what’s next” post.
How I See School Panning Out
I’m taking Chem I and Psychology 101 now. I hate them. But that’s ok. Chemistry I think I could actually like, but the professor is terrible. Also, it’s a 16-week course in 8-weeks which is really overwhelming. I’m glad I didn’t know how intense it would be going in. I don’t care what anyone else says Psychology is the world’s most boring subject. I actually took psychology as an undergrad and failed. And it is not easy to fail a class at Mt. Holyoke, it’s a tough school, but they love padding people’s grades (see: my GPA). So I’m stuck taking it again. Online. Which is marginally better. Because I can just look everything up on the quizzes. But it’s still boring as boring can be.
Once classes end this summer (July 18th, aka 25 days from now, but who’s counting?) I will start studying for the GRE. I will take the GRE in September or October. I need to research that.
This fall I’m registered for Chem II and Anatomy and Physiology. It’s like really crazy how difficult it’s been for me to register for classes. Brooklyn College, once I figured out how to navigate their ridiculous bureaucracy was fine. The community college where I’m taking classes now? Getting permission to register for a class is like trying to get the nuclear codes or something. I HAVE A BACHELOR’S DEGREE! From a very good college. I shouldn’t have to fight tooth and nail to take Anatomy and Physiology.
Also this fall? I WILL APPLY TO GRAD SCHOOL. Crazytown! I have some ideas of where I want to go and we’ll see how that all pans out as we get closer.
Winter semester: Possibly take Biochemistry, we’ll see.
Spring 2014: Take Organic Chemistry and Microbiology. I’m nervous about Orgo, there’s only 2 sections of Organic Chemistry I in the spring where I’m taking classes. I am filled with a crazy amount of anxiety about whether I will get into one of them. And what happens if I don’t get into one. I’m making myself sick typing this. I am trying not to think about.
Summer 2014: If I don’t take Biochemistry during the winter semester class I have to take it during the summer. If I don’t get into Orgo in the spring I have to take two summer classes. Please god do not let me have to take two summer classes again.
How I See My Life Panning Out
Just kidding! (Not really.)
I see myself being happy. That’s what I want. But, in the less abstract, I see myself going somewhere outside of the northeast for grad school. I grew up on Long Island, I went to college in Massachusetts, I lived in Brooklyn after college; I want something different.
I think I would like to be a dietitian in a hospital. I’ve always been interested by hospitals (you get a lab coat with your name on it! you get to wear comfortable shoes!), but my Human Nutrition professor was a pediatric RD and I found all her stories and cases so fascinating. I’d like to not move back to the NY area.
I would love to meet a nice man while at grad school. Once I finish and pass the RD exam we can get married. Possibly have children.
But what is that saying? You make plans and god shits on them? Is that not a saying? So we’ll see where things actually go from here.