Back to School… for Mom?

I am a total glutton for punishment.

I decided– while having three year olds at home– that it would be a grand idea to get my graduate degree.  More specifically, my Master of Science in Accounting from my alma mater.

Holy crap.

What the heck was I thinking?!

We were able to log in about a week ago to the class that starts tomorrow.  Introduction to Research in Accounting.  I graduated with 4.0 with my Bachelor of Science.  This class– and these text books– make me feel like an idiot!  One textbook is a review of the fundamentals of English– nouns, verbs, dangling modifiers (WTF!).  I am clueless.

I’m starting to wonder if maybe I am not as smart as I think I am!

I posted one of my assignments online– a reflection on a multimedia piece we had to watch.  I mentioned that I did not like “concept maps” as a way to do research.  I’m sorry… I just don’t.  It makes more sense to me to use an outline, instead of worrying about what goes into each circle.  Seriously.  Who has time for that crap?

You’d have thought I had threatened to hang my kids by their toenails!  The other students were saying how I should use them and whatever else.  Sorry.  Not happening.

I love this time of year– the school supplies are out.  Pencils.  Pens.  Notebooks.  Folders.  I love the smell of a new box of crayons when you first open it.  I love the kids standing in the aisles trying to choose the “cool” notebook and folders.  I love school.

I don’t love the craziness.  The missed football games while studying.  The late nights trying to stay awake while reading.  The other students attacking me about a choice of research methods.

Welcome to graduate school.  I hope I make it through.

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13 thoughts on “Back to School… for Mom?

  1. Wow! That is ambitious. Best of luck to you. I look forward to hearing more about how it’s going.

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  2. I hear ya! I have my two girls in a virtual school and a three year plus me in school (for accounting). Gluttens for punishment I guess, lol. Good luck!! You’ll be fine.

  3. Good for you for going back to school! I would love to get my masters in something–probably business, but I don’t see myself returning to the workforce anytime soon. My question is, if this is a Master’s program, why is it covering English?? Do they suspect that all of their students haven’t been to school in a while? Which would of course be the case if I went back! It just seems like if it’s a master program it should focus on the chosen subject.

    At any rate. . . Good Luck!! I’m sure you’ll do well and keep your 4.0 average(which is incredible, BTW)

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  4. Wow! I am VERY impressed at this undertaking! I do not think that I have the courage, at the moment, to continue my schooling! Right now, I don’t know if that is in my future, but thank you for showing me it CAN be done! 🙂

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