I went to grad school. It was a public policy program at the university geared towards the working professional. I finished all my classes, but never did the capstone project necessary to actually snag that MPA.
It's been 3 years now since my last class. I started my capstone project - twice. But then I turned these little teeny obstacles into great big unmovable roadblocks - ending all attempts to complete a fairly simple paper.
I hate writing papers.
So here's some of my issues keeping me from getting this done
I don't like asking for help. My adviser is the like states top economist forecaster. A very busy and, seemingly, pretty important guy. I don't like bugging him. I already had one capstone approved by him. Now I'll need to get another approved. Also, I don't now, nor did i when I was actively taking classes, ever feel like I could approach him with just general 'help me' type issues.
I'm a big picture kind of person I have a ton of ideas for a paper but can't seem to focus on one little approachable chunk of the big issue.
It'll cost me about $1500. This isn't a life-changing chunk of change for me, but I could buy a new bed with that much money. Also, I have to think about the roi. I'm 51. There's no guarantee that finishing this program and getting my master degree will ever land me a larger income - or that I'll even attempt to use the schooling in that manner. Hell, I'd probably make more money if I went back into waitressing right about now.
I don't wanna be a FAILURE!!!!!!
How long is the line "I'm working on it" good for?