ask the internets

should i? or should i not?

list your rationale along with your answer, please. (also of note - this is entirely by distance, so i could have me a "real job" while i'm doing it. if i were in DC, i'd want to do this one)

6 comments:

Anna Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:52:00 pm  

Hi!

I linked to your blog from Yaymee's and wanted to say what's up. I started a blog this week, and although it is not that cool yet, you should check it out!

You are an amazing knitter!

amischwab Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:28:00 am  

although i believe this would be a great professional asset, it sounds like you're kind of ready to be done with school. my advice as the "career services coordinator" is to get a job, wait awhile, and then let THEM pay for it after you've settled a bit. give yourself a break and don't push yourself so hard!

alpineflower Wednesday, January 25, 2006 10:26:00 am  

I'm with Amischwab. Although, since it's distance learning, if you make the job hunt your priority and this your thing to do when you're not knitting, you'd probably be okay. Just don't educate yourself to the point that you have to become a professor because you can't cope in the "real" world. I have friends who have painted themselves into this corner.

Chris Cope Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:02:00 pm  

My immediate answer was no, because of two words: "Saint Louis." You would have to pay me ridiculously well to live there. But if it's entirely distance learning, no worries.

The next question, then, is: how effective are you when it comes to distance learning? Creating and maintaining your own learning schedule can be very challenging in the face of colds or perfect days or offers of drinks from sexy people. I've known a handful of people who have tried and failed miserably with distance learning. But I learned Welsh entirely online, so it can be done. It all depends on your self-discipline.

Add to this the fact that you would be working. If you get stuck in a crap job, the capitalist machine can suck the life out of you, which makes it even harder to study.

Uhm, was I supposed to answer this question honestly?

particleman Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:38:00 pm  

i agree with everyone here.

1. seems to me you and school have had it for a while.
2. inject thyself into the working world, get some experience, and make the bastards - er, your employer - pay for more education.
3. st louis is cold, landlocked, and flat. why move to a denver that has no mountains nearby?
4. distance learning is hard. are you sure you can do it?
5. you are an amazing knitter.

heatherfeather Wednesday, January 25, 2006 4:18:00 pm  

fair enough.

i like the amischwab point of making THEM pay for it, and honestly, i suck at self discipline. hence the amount of time i spend knitting and NOT writing papers.

i've tried to teach myself irish and it didn't go so well.

and methinks particleman is hinting something to me with two consecutive comments about my knitting. we may be able to work something out.

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