Wednesday, May 07, 2008

ugh, tests...

Well, I've decided it's high time for me to take the GRE. I keep putting it off, but I figure that's the first step in getting me anywhere on the road to grad school. I've been seriously considering (again) studying NLP, because I do love computers + grammar, but I want to do something that actually makes a difference. That's what I've really been struggling with a lot lately. So I need to do a bit more research into ways research into that field might actually help make the world a better place, someday. I'll keep y'all updated on any further developments in this vein.

For now, I'm looking into GRE books. I was thinking taking classes would be fun (mostly for the social aspect, as I kind of hate the whole marketplace of "here's how to get the edge on standarized testing!"), but they cost a whopping $1200, so that's been counted out. Besides, I know I can do fine on my own; I just need a little brushing up. It'd be fun to find a community of people to study with, though. Give each other flashcard quizzes and whatnot, haha.

It feels nice to have some sort of direction. But, I've said this sort of thing before & it's gone absolutely nowhere because of my lack of motivation. I really need to get my act together. I'll be 27 very soon. I want to actually feel like I'm at least on a path to somewhere good by 30.

Wish me luck? xoxo

3 comments:

Dad said...

go for it!!!

Bethany said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

I agree with Dad! Go for it! You'll do great!

Also, I already have another knitting project for you, so you can make more $$$$$! Also, about that other sweater, I like it but am not sure I am 100%, so I am going to go to the bookstore and look at some other zipper sweater patterns. LOVE YOU!

Jeanette said...

Good luck with the GRE, and with finding a path that makes you truly happy.