Yesterday I applied for the Visions program, which is UNCG’s program to allow people with BA degrees to take college classes without being admitted into a graduate program. I’m planning to take a MLIS course (Masters of Library and Information Studies) to see if it is something I would like to pursue. The program has classes online and in the evenings. It would keep my brain occupied on things other than politics.

Maybe if I had more IT skills and a MLIS degree I can get a job in instructional technology at a college or university if we decide to leave the state. Or hell, even if we don’t. Maybe we’ll head up into the hollers of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and I’ll work from home through a satellite dish.

Library studies is all about technology and online media these days, but I’ve always considered going in that direction because of my love of books. Maybe I could take some of my electives at the Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and try to get into archives and conservation.

Anyway, just another idea percolating in my head. I don’t seem to be able to stay out of school for long.

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