Lord help me.....so for those that really know me I am a wee bit ADD when it comes to education and my future....I have changed my mind soooo many times on what I want to do and what school I would apply to etc...the thing is if I want to move up in my career I HAVE to have a masters degree. I have asked myself many times if this is what I wanted (ya know to move up in what I am doing already) and I keep coming back to yes I do!
I am in a pretty good spot right now as I assist state counselors and this school year I am pretty much running my own caseload which I love. Problem is of course I am not hired by the state nor getting the compensation that I would be getting all because of no masters degree.
I have no desire to apply to a school that makes me take a GRE or write a 5 page or more paper about myself etc...I just want to get in and do the work and get the degree!
Well just a few days ago my supervisor mentioned Phoenix to me....I instantly balked a bit as I have heard they are kinda not a "real college" or are looked at poorly etc...my supervisor said that definitely not and that I could be hired by the state if I got my masters through basically any school as long as it was accredited.
So here I go again this Thursday to go discuss starting a masters program in counseling. The good thing is I will only have to take class one night a week from 6 to 10 pm. The bad thing is it is about an hour drive each way so that one night I won't be home until 11 maybe later in the winter especially. But it is 3 years of my life that I know will fly by and hopefully hopefully HOPEFULLY at the end of it I can be hired in by the state or better yet get a federal position in counseling! So I need to just give myself a huge kick in the rear and DO THIS.
So I put it out there......let's hope I can commit and start this program starting January 2011.