posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 05:57 PM
Also.... I had a similar situation, in some ways. I got my bachelor's degree in 1996. I then won the audition of my dreams (I'm a musician) and
landed myself in the exact job I had taken myself to school to get.
I did that for about ten years, but had a health problem develop which ended that particular job.
It broke my heart. I spent a few years in a regular job, not in my career field, and rise up the ladder and ended up making adequate money to support
myself, etc. but I was dead inside.
Anyway, one thing led to another and the possibility of going back to school came up. I didn't need the master's degree- the job I had landed after
college was so prestigious and difficult to get, that just having played with whom I had played with, one doesn't need a degree (just the skills; but
the expertise needed for that job almost surely requires one to have at least a bachelor's degree from a major music school). However, just thinking
about being back in my old world, and being immersed in my subject and field again, made me feel eager and excited and alive again.
So I went back to school. I got my masters degree. Loved every second of it.
Here's my point: I still don't need the master's degree. But in the course of getting it, I cane back alive, and made so many new connections (and
renewed old ones) that it got me back into my field pretty much overnight, and even doing more than I was doing in my first dream job.
So maybe you don't or won't need that degree; but being around people in the field in which you want to work can be priceless. You never know what
events will transpire with people you meet, that will open up possibilities!
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