life planning

Planning on going back to school is so damn exhausting. After a couple of weeks of planning, I think these are the schools I am looking at for my MSW, for the school year 2012-2013 (if we ever make it out of 2012!!):

University of Washington- St. Louis
University of Chicago-SSA
University of Washington- Seattle
University of Wisconsin- Madison
University of Kansas- Edwards Campus

Most of the application dates are December 1st, so I have a lot of work to do in the next couple of months. Namely getting reference letters and writing 100,000 essays. I was originally planning on getting my MSW/MPH (public health), but instead decided to just get my MSW due to the fact that that once I go back to school (as long as health care policy doesn’t get fucked), I’ll go back on my parents’ insurance. This will leave me 1 year where I won’t have to worry about insurance (until age 26) and if I got my MSW/MPH, it would take longer than a year to finish. So, we’ll see.

Considering I haven’t ever lived outside of Kansas or Missouri, I’m nervous. I have friends in many places, so that could help, but it’s sort of a lot to take in–finding a place to live, moving (again), how Alex feels about this, where will I get in (if at all?!), etc, makes it sort of an overwhelming idea. Which is why I’m starting the process in March of 2011. Any advice is much appreciated.

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2 Responses to life planning

  1. kaela says:

    If you decide to move far away lets have dinner and I’ll tell you all the things not to do….all of which I did when moving cross country. Hopefully you can learn from my disaster and it won’t all be in vain 😉

  2. Jody says:


    I am confident that you will do awesome at any of the places you have identified. You are very intelligent! I know there much uncertainty in moving on to a new phase of your life, but you will excel! Don’t ever doubt your strength!

    Good luck!


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