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September 22, 2009 | 11:28pm
Mood: okay
Music: Eric Prydz - Pjanoo

I finally managed to go running tonight. I only did 3 miles (only! hah). It went well enough. If this run didn't totally fuck up my foot again, I'm going to try to get back to my normal running schedule by the end of the week. Knock on wood.

Job stuff: no news. I've been working on my EPIK (South Korea public school) application, which requires me to have recommendation letters from two people. I contacted Prof. B and my ex-boss, J, last Tuesday. Prof. B responded promptly, but J never got back to me. Yesterday I contacted Dr. J, and hopefully she'll be willing to write a letter to make up for J's lack of a response. I may also try to contact J again. I don't know what's up with that. I gave them all an out; I flat out said, "If you don't feel comfortable writing a reference letter for me, just let me know." Whatever.

School stuff: well, I'm kind of a college graduate. But I don't have a job. And coming up with contingency plans keeps me calm and gives me something to do with my time, so I'm thinking about more school (WHAT).

Possibilities:
Grad school. TESOL, Russian History/Literature/Linguistics, Law School. Maybe. Law school interests me, but not enough for me to actually think I should go through with it. Same with everything Russian. I'd like to do TESOL, but I'd rather have experience in the field before I go for a Master's.

More undergrad. Maybe Elementary or History Education, Nursing... and the two that currently interest me the most: Geology and Geography. I haven't taken a course in either field, but I've always been interested in both. I could do them at UIC. But... do I really want to do 2.5-3 more years of undergrad, just to follow it up with at least 2 years of grad school (basically a requirement to find a job)? I'd need to take Chemistry, Physics, Calculus... yeah. And I'd be stuck living with my parents, commuting into the city for the next 3 years. Don't know how I feel about that. I REALLY like everything I've been reading about these fields, though. I think they sound incredibly fascinating. And I think I can deal with Chem/Physics/Calc - just two semesters of each. Could be worse. It would be difficult, but rewarding, I think.

I have, however, decided that if I haven't found a job by January 1, 2010, I will go back to school. I think that's reasonable.

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Amanda

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from: amandas2006
date: October 2, 2009 02:51pm (UTC)
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When I graduate, I'm thinking about doing another bachelor as well, maybe in math..how will it only take 2.5-3 years for another bachelor? If you have one already, do you not have to take gen eds again? I want to do mine in Germany though because it will be free..except for renting an apartment.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: October 2, 2009 06:32pm (UTC)
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Math? Yikes...

It'll take another 2.5-3 years for a Geology/Nursing major... classes will need to be taken in the right order, and I need to get through certain prerequisites (Calculus 1 & 2, Chemistry 1 & 2, Physics 1 & 2) before I can take certain classes... it might get a little complicated. Of course, I could always just take the classes, but not go for a full degree. I'd imagine that if I take enough classes grad schools would still be interested in me...

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