I regularly want to go back to college. Especially when I see the fun being had on campus when I’ve taken my kids and dropped them off. To have a simpler life of just focusing on schoolwork and life maintenance and self-discovery and little else.
But in reality, that’s not how it would go. I’d still have to figure out how to pay the bills, maintain a relationship, parent my (now-adult) kids, and still have other lingering responsibilities and half-completed projects.
But in this fantasy I have, I’d either get a Master’s in Library Science or American History. Or Museum Studies. Something like that. I’d enjoy the heck out of the content. But then I don’t know what I’d do with the degree. My mental and physical health can’t manage full-time work, and I do much better working from home. And degrees in those fields may not lend themselves well to working from home, unless I do a bunch of research and write books from home (which would probably require a Ph.D.?), or maintain some kind of online museum or digital curation or something. Which I guess is a thing. But pretty niche.
And there is a lot less financial aid for graduate school, so it’s probably all moot. Sigh.
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