Current Music: the birds outside
So, I am about to graduate this May (FINALLY). But honestly I’m feeling apprehensive about graduate school. I want to do my graduate work in children’s Literature, and what’s perfect is that there’s an in-state public school (out-of-state tuition and private colleges are just not options for me).
But it’s in San Diego.
I don’t dislike San Diego, don’t get me wrong, but it’s in southern California, and last time I was there I crashed and burned. Remember UC Riverside? I really liked that school, but that area is rather boring and…not good if you don’t drive.
But San Diego isn’t nearly as agricultural as Riverside. There is more to do, and there’s an actual theatre
that houses touring Broadway shows, and I can also go with some friends to the beach or Mexico pretty easily.
If I do go back to Southern Cal, I’ll be a lot closer to my old friends from Riverside, and I can actually go visit them on the weekends by bus or train.
If I leave the Bay Area, I leave San Francisco behind and I freakin’ LOVE going to San Francisco. I can always visit, but it’s not the same.
On the other hand it’s only for two to three years. I can always come back. But then sometimes that’s easier said than done. The Bay Area is expensive.
But who knows, maybe I’ll find something or someone special there in San Diego. Maybe it’s time for me to test myself again. I’ve certainly grown up a lot in the five years since I left Riverside (whoa it seems ages ago now). I think I can take on southern California and the public transportation issues this time. I know more now, and I know how to use the resources available for me to get my groceries, (or get them delivered).
If I really want to learn children’s literature, I need to go where the education is. I’m just not going to get the same education by doing a “special major” at San Francisco State as I would by going down to San Diego State. I need to work with scholars who know and appreciate children’s literature.
Life is scary sometimes.