A dialogue with myself on choosing classes for the spring term:
Me: “Choosing only 4 classes from the entire Ed school catalog is really hard.”
HGSE: “Oh, well, actually you can take classes at any Harvard school.”
Me: “Seriously? Ok, then. Let’s see, there’s the business school, law school, arts and scie…”
HGSE: “Also, I forgot to mention that you can take any class at MIT, too.
Me: “Wow, oh my. I can explore an entire other university.”
HGSE: “Well, technically you can cross-register for classes at Harvard, MIT, Tuft’s school of international affairs, and the Episcopal Divinity School.”
So that’s about where I’m at right now. I’m currently in my second week of course shopping (which is only supposed to be one week), and I still haven’t quite decided what I want to take. There are simply too many great choices. I feel like I’m in the gum aisle at a gas station and can’t decide which one to pick out of my 150 options (I’ve actually counted 100+ before, you should see for yourself sometime).
Although my decision is a hard one, I’m incredibly grateful that I have such a great academic opportunity. I’m actually enjoying all the sampling that I get to do now, but I’m ready to dive headfirst into something for the long run.