Monday, July 31, 2006

Project: Grad Student

I was formally accepted into a graduate program earlier today! I received my letter from the program last Friday but didn't want to post anything here until I'd gotten my acceptance from the university as well.

Part of me is intensely freaked out by what I'm doing. If things go right, I could be teaching in a classroom later this month and taking classes myself at night. Everything depends on whether or not a school really, REALLY needs a teacher with my expertise since I'm not certified yet.

Aside from the panic over not really knowing what the hell I'd do in a classroom as a teacher, I'm also a little worried about the possibility that I'll get pregnant before the program is finished. It's not terribly likely, but it is possible, especially if the results from the endometrial biopsy tell us anything new. If we weren't struggling with infertility and had gotten pregnant during the first year we tried, I wouldn't have applied. Part of me is tempted to call it fate, and think of this program as something I was meant to do before we have kids, but I'm not completely convinced that this is true.

In any case, it's sort of a moot point because I'm in the program, classes start soon, and I've got a stack of teaching applications to fill out. Mostly I'm just really happy about this and can't wait to begin. I've missed being a student, and teaching is something that I've been wanting to do since before I graduated from college. I don't know if I'm "meant" to do this or not, but it feels like the start of something exciting, and that's all I really need.


The Town Criers said...

Congratulations! And go for it. If you get pregnant along the way, you will work things out. But you'll be miserable if you put things on hold for IF. So congratulations!!!

SaraS-P said...


Any program worth anything will work with you if you become pregnant. A woman in my graduate program in psychology became pregnant in her first semester, and she lasted with some accomodating scheduling.

aah0424 said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful and I'm with the others the WHEN you get pregnant, they will work with you! I've wanted to teach since college also, but got into a career in PR and can't seem to find the time or energy to go back to school. Maybe someday!

Sandra said...

Congrats!!! So exciting!! I am so glad you did this.