The biggest news in my life right now, other than the tatt and what’s going on every week in Season 4 of “Fargo” (Timothy Olyphant 😍…that’s pretty much it), is my quest to study psychology in grad school.
We’re officially in Phase 2 of that quest; I just received an email from the admissions office saying they reviewed my application and they’d like to invite me to a formal interview with the program director and other high-ranking school officials.
I learned a few things during Phase 1:
- Openly identifying as an addict isn’t a professional death sentence;
- My GPA at Northwestern was lower than I thought;
- Probably the best decision I made in my (pre-sobriety) life was to move to Bucks County, PA, to join the local newspaper community.
Like most things you’re immersed in day after day for years, I didn’t really appreciate what — and who — I had in that community until I left it. I had a surrogate home/family, both in the company buildings and out on the sports beat, even if my loner personality made me, like, the distant third cousin twice removed in that scenario.
(Here’s where I am obliged to mention that I met my husband at the paper back in 2002.)
Most of us who moved on from the Bucks County Courier Times/Doylestown Intelligencer in the Gatehouse era did not do so voluntarily, so we didn’t really get to stop on our way out the door, look around and get proper perspective on our careers there and all the relationships we built over the years.Continue reading “Recommendation”