Tomorrow I start back to school. No, not to study nursing or even anything health care related. I am going back to school for interior design!
A local community college here in Omaha offers an Interior Design program, and I have decided to take two introductory classes to see if it is something I am interested in pursuing. Back when I started my undergraduate degree at UNL I briefly debated between Interior Design and Nursing. My practical side won out, and now I have been a nurse for almost 5 years.
After debating about applying to graduate school, I decided to hold off and try dabbling in interior design. I’m not sure what my intentions are exactly, but here is what I hope to get out of these classes:
I want to have a better understanding of what is involved in actually “designing” a room, not just decorating.
I want to see if interior design is an area I would be interested in pursuing as a career.
I want to try interior design before committing myself to graduate school in a health-care related field.
I want to take a class that is fun and interesting, in a subject that I am truly passionate about.
And now to answer a few “frequently asked questions” that I have already received from family and friends:
Are you after a degree?
I don’t know, maybe? We will see how these first two classes go.
Are you leaving nursing?
No. I am still working full-time as a nurse, just taking two night classes for the Fall quarter. I have no intention of leaving nursing at this time.
Are you crazy? Taking two night classes until 10:00pm after working, isn’t that a lot?
Maybe. But I am hoping that going to class for something that I am truly passionate about will make going to class and doing homework a little easier. Right now there’s no real intention for a degree so there’s no pressure, just fun!
I can honestly say I have never been this excited in anticipation of starting school. I mean, buying school supplies is always thrilling (new colored pencils? yes please!), but actually thinking about attending class has never had this effect on me. Hopefully I am not setting my expectations too high, but really, I don’t know if I have too many expectations to begin with. Now I am just rambling.
Currently I am tying up a few loose ends with projects from the long weekend, so I hope to post a few updates soon! Happy Labor Day, all!