What I Want to be When I Grow Up

In my previous post, I talked about I had narrowed my choice for grad school down to six options, and my intention to get my masters in finance. I’m sure many of my more savvy readers out there were curious why I decided to pursue that degree instead of getting my MBA. I spoke briefly about my disdain for an MBA previously, and I still view it as the de facto degree that many business-inclined folks decide to get simply to have a leg up on others that they work with or might be competing for better jobs. Good for them, but I started an online MBA once or twice and I just didn’t like the broadness of the degree. I like my education to feel more focused, and if I am not planning on going into marketing, I shouldn’t really have to take a marketing class just to know “the basics.”

So instead of trying to fit a career into a degree, which is why I went back to school for my accounting degree previously, I have decided to find a career which seems interesting enough to me and then supplement that plan with focused education. That’s why I’m planning on a degree in finance, as it will most likely enhance my intended career path. Continue reading “What I Want to be When I Grow Up”

It’s Been a While…

I have missed four blog posts over the past week and a half or so. I would like to blame this on my trip East to visit The Motley Fool, but the truth of the matter is that I haven’t really had anything to write about. I could write my much promised review of The Sound of the Life of the Mind, the first album from Ben Folds Five in a very long time.Or I could review the movies that I have seen in the past two weeks, the superbly excellent Looper and very fun and enjoyable Pitch Perfect. I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually. Just had a bout of the blahs lately is all, plus I have been trying to focus on writing stuff that I get paid for.

Have no fear, fair readers! I do notice a bit of an uptick in traffic when I stick to my thrice-weekly publishing schedule, so hopefully I’ll be getting back to that by next week. Until then, feel free to check out anything you may have missed over the past few months, or head over to The Archives and read some older stuff that you may not have ever seen before. I find it interesting sometimes to head there and check and see if my writing has actually improved over time or if I am just fooling myself into thinking that it has. Not really a decision for me to make I suppose.

Anyway, I hope to be back to publishing frequently again soon. Until then…