Mid-May means that it’s been a full three years since I graduated college. Time certainly flies, but it also slowly tromps along and passes us by.
I’ve always gone back and forth on graduate school. It may be a waste of money, but I like being challenged. I like being in an environment that encourages me to learn as much as I can and to digest what I learn into new and meaningful applications. Writing, like art, is one of these applications. It can turn dense, dry writing into poetic and parsimonious commentaries. If anything, it helps the writer cement and organize complex and multifaceted subjects.
I think this Fall I will apply to graduate school. Whether I go or not will be a decision made in the Spring. For now, I need to focus on making sense of the books I read and experiences I have. I need to articulate a thesis that encompasses my interests and my creativity.
So, what is it about the food system and plant domestication that engages me so much? What do I have to offer? What can I accomplish?