I feel I have been burning my candle with a blowtorch! I love my career; however, this master’s program is a full-time job, despite having classes only on Saturday.
On top of that, because of the C (which I find a bit unfair due to the quality of my projects), my financial aid has been terminated. I fall .09 points below a 3.0 GPA, for a total of a 2.91. I am disappointed, but also disheartened because I love the program, but the comments from the financial aid department and program leader at American University. I went asking for help so that I can keep my financial aid and continue, but after being declined, I was asked if I knew the hardship and complications of paying for school out-of-pocket. What the hell kind of question is that? Even still, I had no choice. I have to pay out of pocket. Sure it’ll save me the interest of not having a student loan. I just need to do what’s best for me.
So I’m postponing until the Summer of 2017. I can jump right back in at AU, or Syracuse is tempting me with the same program, but online and at an affordable tuition.
Also, I have realize that I have a great career that I love. It’s hard to find your own sandbox. I’m the “adapt and overcome”-type person, but I am at a level in my career where a master’s degree would have me. In the meantime, I’ll keep my brain active with some courses at Coursera. There’s a scriptwriting course and the Strategic Communications certification that I could get there. Wish me luck!