Thursday, February 18, 2010

Back to School

I finally heard back from the admissions office at BYU. I get to start taking classes this spring. I'm signed up for PHIL 350R Philosophy and Literature. Of course, only 3 other people have registered for it so far. I figure if it doesn't make, I'll try to add one of the writing classes that filled up before I got accepted.

I need to audit some Spanish classes too. At least half of the parents at my children's elementary school don't speak English, including one of my daughter's best friends. But there are no evening Spanish classes this term. I'll just have to wait until Isaac goes to preschool. With luck, he may start this fall.

My current, nebulous plan is to take one or two classes a semester, concentrating on philosophy and other humanities courses. Then when Isaac starts school, I can begin graduate work. I'm not completely sure what I want to do yet, but I know I want to be in the humanities field, and there's no better way to start thinking clearly and writing soundly than philosophy. It also helps that those were my strongest classes as an undergrad all those years ago.

So here I go. Wish me luck.

7 comments:

Gina said...

Exciting!! I thought you were going to do graduate school in biology or something - is this a new plan or was I just confused?

Luella said...

Sounds like fun!

denebug said...

Part of me wants to do biology, but another part is intimidated by trying to enter the field that my husband is expert in. I'm also considering law school, but I'm not sure if I can handle running a household during 3 intense years. BYU currently only has 2 part time law students, so that doesn't look like the best option with my family responsibilities. My plans for the future are vague, but in the meantime I get to take fun classes that I didn't have time for as an undergrad.

Glenn and Natalie said...

Yay! I think it is great that you are able to start up with classes again! I am very excited for you!

Matt and Rebecca Walsman said...

That's awesome. good for you!

Kaimi said...

Awesome! Good luck, Rachel!

denebug said...

Thank you friends!