Monday, February 11, 2008

School Woes

so i'm in full swing with school these days....let me give you more of a mental picture of what that means. i get up and go to work at 7:30 and get out about 1:00 each day. at that point, i work out and then come home and sit on the couch doing homework until i go back for more clients at dinner time. thats basically every day except friday which has more time devoted to homework.

doesn't sounds that bad does it? well, some days it is. i'm taking three classes and two of the three are very manageable. i would really only have to devote one full day to get it all done for those two. but my third class is a nightmare. its about managing non-profit organizations...i know, you can imagine how boring that is because it sounds insanely boring. well, it is.

i do not have a business or corporate background at all and thats making this class harder. i'm acting as a consultant for the YMCA for our project, doing all this analysis. well, i don't even know what all the business terms are and i definately don't know how to do anything with them. this is the first time i'm hearing things like swot anlysis, internal and external environmental scans, strategic planning, capacity building, etc. and i don't care. i'm not interested in managing a non-profit organization...i don't want to manage anyone or anything. i rather be the one doing the hands on work.

all that to say...i'm spending hours a day trying to figure all this 3 page papers about it on our discussion boards, and then write 8 page papers about it each week. ugh. not to worry though...if you even have questions about managing non-profit organization, oh, i'm your girl!

if it wasn't for this class, i'd think getting your masters was easy!


Anonymous said...

Every now and then I'm overcome with great joy that I already suffered through my masters and will likely never have to go to school again.

Thanks for providing another one of those times!

Just keep reminding yourself that the payoff is worth the work -- and don't immediately switch career fields right after you finish, rendering your degree basically useless. Not that I know anyone who has done that or anything....

Mama F said...

Welcome back to this blog! This is what we have all been waiting for---a description of what you are learning, how it is going, etc. You actually may be surprised about where those skills that you think are uselss may come in handy. Give it your best shot!

sarah said...

Yes we definitely need to keep in touch. What is your email address?
sorry things with school are hard. i commend you though for going back while working!

Em said...

Yayyy thanks for updating!! I always check to see what my friends in Charlotte have been up to. I want to see a finished pic of the kitchen too. Let's plan a roomie reunion soon. I'm going to look for some half-way places today. Later!

welcome to the whirlwind we call our lives!