I WILL persevere, fear not, my little chippies!

In fact, I am in the process of applying to library school. Me? Librarian? In the immortal words of Marty Feldman:

Wait, I meant: It! Could! Work!

I've been drumming my fingers over this possibility for a while now and most of what has kept me from pursuing it more seriously was the prospect of having to quit a full-time, well-paying, benefits-laden job in order to go back to school, quite possibly incurring even more substantial student loan debt. But debt is debt, kids. It will always be there, it will always be huge, and if you let it, it will control you. So, now that I am jobless and gazing into the black hole of job websites and contemplating the wallet-sized picture of Jesus on the counter of the unemployment office (legal?), there's nothing keeping me from it. I must do something meaningful, and I can't honestly think of many other professional pursuits that could be more meaningful to me right now.


Jen said…
Hooray! The world needs more cool librarians.

Have you considered studying via distance education? I've finished my diploma and almost finished my masters this way, at Aberystwyth University in Wales. And I've managed to work throughout.
Lindsay Bell said…
Such was my thought. :)

I've thought about distance education, and actually, the program I'm applying to has a distance option, but I think that I would do better with a more traditional classroom experience (not to mention, it's cheaper, faster, and offers potential for work-study, in this case.) Not that I think distance learning is somehow less than - not at all, in fact, I think it's a really great option for working folks. I just think that I would be more motivated and involved if I were physically in the classroom.

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