My Second Husband

I decided my master’s degree feels like a second husband.  When I worked on my bachelor’s degree, there was a lot of confusion and passionate outbursts.  I was glad when it was over, but I missed playing music and felt like I could have done more to improve my time as a student: made better choices study-wise; taken different classes; not been so obsessed with some of the ridiculous personal crap that happened.  I started my graduate degree because the things I thought I wanted weren’t readily available, and I thought it might be good for me to diversify.  I also let other people help me persuade myself that it would be good for me to have a graduate degree, since I’m a studious and scholastically-minded person.  Now, I can’t wait for it to be over.  I like my subject area, but only in passing.  I keep having the thought “Oh, God, why am I doing this?”  I find sociology interesting, and I like certain parts of communications.  Advertising is rather unique in its goal of connecting people with goods and services, possibly without the desire of the people to be connected to goods or services.  However, the best advertising finds a target audience who wants what is being sold; they don’t foist products on people who don’t want or need them.  Anyway, I do like my master’s concentration.  I just don’t love it.  Still, I need to stop focusing on what I dislike and instead focus on what I need to do to graduate this spring.  Wish me luck!

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