I Almost Went to Grad School at Adelphi University

Adelphi University Grad SchoolBack to school is here… and for my niece Taylor, it’s her first time going to school. And for a time, I considered going to graduate school.

It was late 2007 or early 2008 after graduating college and I was really unhappy with my life. I was living with my mother’s basement (the stereotypical “loser” cliche) and working a horrible job in the deli department at a King Kullen. The job market sucked and I thought I was destined for better.

That’s when I started researching graduate schools that had good English programs that were local and I decided to go to an open house at Adelphi University.

After sitting for like 3 hours listening to Adelphi professors and administration speak about the English program, it seemed intriguing. Then, I forgot that I really didn’t like school. And I didn’t really have money for more school. No desire, no money, no school.

It was in June 2008 when I started my first full-time job, so I wasn’t waiting long for work. Until I got laid off in March 2009 and couldn’t find a job for 2 years because of the recession.

Do I regret not pursuing grad school at Adelphi University or elsewhere? No, because I wouldn’t be where I am now if I had. I would have lived with my mother in the basement for longer and would not have grown as a person in the same way.

Though, I would have probably dropped out once I got the job anyway, but maybe I would have gone to another grad school in NJ.

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