I started this book blog in January as a way for me to write more. As an English Degree Holder (™) and someone who is passionate about reading and writing, it made sense to me to start something where I could explore two of my passions. There were things I did not expect or plan that came up relatively quickly in 2019.
I did not think I’d apply for graduate school this year. But I did.
I also did not think I would get into graduate school the first time I applied. But I did.
I’m posting this life update style post because it seems like the perfect opportunity to lay out some new goals for this blog now that I’m going to grad school.
Here’s the thing… I’ve gotten so used to reading a crapload of books and posting my (now) standard three reviews a week, I feel almost guilty that I won’t have the capability to post as many reviews now.
I shouldn’t feel that way. But I do. Hi, I have an anxiety disorder. Can you tell?
I sat down and started thinking about how I could change my goals to make sure I’m still sharing my bookish thoughts. Here’s what I came up with:
To write a post a month about how my graduate degree is going. This is why I’m titling this post “The Road to Librarianship” – it’s going to become a series on this blog for the next 18 months. I might share with you how my observations and job shadowings are going. Or I might just talk about balancing life, work, and school.
To write one review a week. It is my hope that I’ll be able to start and finish at least one book per week and then review said book for the following week. To ensure this can happen, I’ll be setting aside time to read each day. Basically, scheduling is going to be my best friend.
Instead of writing a third post, I’m considering starting a YouTube channel. I know it seems counterintuitive to start a YouTube channel right as I start graduate school, but I’ve wanted to for a long time and my editing is really quite simple, so this might be a better option to discuss other bookish things while I’m working through my program.
I realize now I didn’t say where I’m going to school or what I’ll be majoring in. Oops.
I was accepted to Syracuse University. I’m going to be studying Library and Information Science. The school is entirely online with one immersion session requirement before completion of the program.
Being from the East Coast, it’s a REALLY big deal to me that I got in to Syracuse. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford to attend this school for undergrad because I was not a resident of New York, but fortunately, since I am a veteran student I don’t have to worry about this sort of thing anymore.
Obviously, the whole idea of the series derives from the fact that I’m obtaining the MLIS.
Leave me a comment letting me know if there’s anything in particular you’d be interested in learning about in this series. While I cannot fully divulge information (program requirements), I’m sure I can find a way to share certain aspects of obtaining this degree with you!