God help me I'm thinking about going back to school ...In a year or so... As some of you may remember I just graduated with a degree in criminology. Some of you may have also gathered that recently I've become very dissatisfied with my current job in the military and will be getting out soon. I've been looking around for jobs but little has come up that I'm qualified for or am interested in. Furthermore, even with this BA degree I feel somehow... incomplete with only that level of edumacation. I am therefore thinking seriously about going to get my Masters degree at Toronto U in Social Work. To do that, however, I first have to get my BA with Honours in Social Work which requires attending York University (also in Toronto) for a post-graduate degree in Social work that I can complete in 2 years with field work and will count as a completely seperate degree from my Crim BA. After that I can go to Toronto U and get my MA in 2 years, so we're looking at another four years of school. So I'm very confoozled about what to do. I need to do a lot of soul searching. Perhaps I'm just worried about the seeming lack of options outside of the military and I miss the warm comfortyness of knowing where I'll be for the next while. School is secure... I don't have to make many decisions aside from choosing my classes. Of course this would mean yanking up my life and moving to TO, but that would be no big loss. It's not like I have much of a life outside work here anyways. The other side of the coin is that I've worked my patootie off keeping out of debt during school and I've succeeded. Without the army to cushion me with its blatant wasting of tax payer money on me, I'll slide into debt. I HATE owing money. Social work really interests me, though, and it would definently be useful for when I finally go to the RCMP. Plus in my job searches I've discovered that there are people absolutely screaming for holders of a MA in Social Work and the money is VERY attractive (we're talking 75k to start as an entry level position) so I'd always have something to fall back on. Overall, when I did graduate for a... THIRD time in post-secondary school... I'd be 25 years old (the average age of an RCMP recruit is 27), have two Bachelor's degrees and one Masters and I'd have spent 5 years in the army as an MP. They'd have to be crazy not to take me. School was always kind of a cakewalk for me, so it's not the work that's bothering me. I'm just very indecisive about it at the moment and that's not a normal feeling for me. I always seem to know what I want and I don't like this feeling. So I suppose that's the purpose of this thread, to get my ideas out in front of me to have a look at them, and see what you guys think. Another four years of school, a lot of work, but big returns and a good feeling of satsifaction... assuming I get into the programs. I have a year until the next registration session at York, so I have some time to mull it over... but I like to make my decisions well ahead of time (like how I decided to go to the RCMP when I was, oh, five years old). So... comments or advice? Maybe you Freudians among us just think this is all repressed sexual stress?