I have completely Lost My Mind
Are you wondering what thing happened to push me over the edge ? To dangle by my fingertips at the edge of a cliff ? To add one more thing to an already full, busy, often chaotic schedule ????
Today I officially committed to go ...............
What the heck was I thinking ?? (Not sure) It is true that I was a young nerd and loved school and still love to learn new things. And yes, I still get nostalgic as summer ends and find myself at the store looking at all the Back to School supplies. But then I give my head a smack and get over it.
But the truth is I enjoy learning new things and I try to take the opportunity to take any professional development opportunities as they arise through my work. I really enjoy my job and hope that by expanding my knowledge base I will eventually rise through the ranks somewhat.
For the past year I have been encouraged (gently nudged etc) to investigate opportunities in a more advanced area of my field. I looked around a bit at different programs but always held back, thinking it was a big committment and maybe I didn't have the time. However recently the nudges got a little more frequent. I looked a little harder and found what is really an excellent program that is offered through Continuing Education, meaning I can participate on-line and submit assignments/exams.
The Progam and the courses being offered are perfect - exactly what we were looking for and I received approval to apply. But now that the initial excitement has worn off -- Panic has set in. Do you know how many years it has been since I was in University ? Can I manage everything I already do AND take university courses ? Well, we are going to find out soon.
If anyone sees a brain laying around, would they please put it in a package and mail it back to me. Mine is apparently missing.