Tuesday, October 18, 2005

So, here's the deal. I'm looking at four different seminaries and will hopefully visit all of them this year.

The annoying thing is that the whole 9-5 job world gives you very little time off! Just thought I'd like to remind my viewers, who make up a huge part of that post-college class, and probably join me in my dismay of the "real world" sometimes.

I visited Pacific Lutheran in Berkeley, Luther in St. Paul, Wartburg in Dubuque, IA, and Chicago all with Laura Lu, my faith partner-in-crime. The thing is, we visited them when practically nobody was there! Good ole' May. So, now these same institutions (and add Philadelphia) will pay for a large part of the cost for me to get there now that classes are in session. If only we had known that they could be our sugar daddies...we would have asked to get reimbursed for our $2.50/gallon 3,000 mile road trip.

That's the other thing - money. Now, going into seminary is not a huge guarantee of financial security. But with many, many, MANY school loans (read: Texas Lutheran FRIKKIN University), I cannot take on that much more debt. So, if my GPA counts for anything, maybe I'll get a full-ride, or at least a ride every once in a while. I don't want to be a nazi about money, but it is a huge factor, is it not? I think only post-college students in the new millenium will fully feel me on that one.

Okay, I'm at work, so I guess it follows that I should be "working".


At 1:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel you on the money thing. If I had the ability, I probably would've kept on going to school, getting my master's in who knows what at a seminary or elsewhere. But the real world does in fact blow, so here we are, trying to make money and do important things just to break even and send a check to good ol' education-concerned Uncle Sam.

At 1:53 PM , Blogger Jason said...

If you're anonymous, leave your name!! My mind-control powers only go so far.


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