I’m not even done with my first graduate program and already I’m considering another program! This comes along with a lot of excitement and a lot of hesitancy, as much as I know it will be great for me and great for Lindsey and my future but… Do I really want to start another program, commit more money and years to education, spend more nights studying, commute to classes, etc? It’s going to be a sacrifice and it’s not going to be easy but I think I’m getting closer and closer to being ready to accept the cost of it.
The program I’m looking into is the Marriage and Family Therapy degree, and specifically I’m checking out Vanguard University. I know a few people who have gone through the program and they highly recommend it and I feel comfortable with everything that I know about it. Part of me feels like I should be investigating a lot of other schools because that seems like prudent and responsible thing to do but another part of me feels so comfortable with just moving ahead with Vanguard and trusting that.
Being a therapist would give me the career that I never thought I would have. I’m not a achieving or driven person and I never thought that I would have a career, most of my jobs so far have been relatively temporary jobs that have felt significant and enjoyable to me. The idea of working one job for 30 years seemed impossible and unattractive to me but I think spending those years being with and helping people would bring that significance and enjoyment that I’ve been looking for.
Nothing is for sure but for now that seems to be where I’m going. Fall 2013 is coming soon!