I like school supplies

There is something wonderful about the start of a new school year. Maybe it's the smell of a new box of crayons (the big box with the sharpener in the back) or number 2 pencils with those triangle erasers that fit on top (I like the green ones). Maybe it's just the colors of fall. Although, my southern California version of fall is: more auburn than usual. It's still hot outside and the brisk mornings don't start until almost Halloween. Maybe it's the anticipation of a new schedule, a new start, a blank slate. Maybe it's the new lunch box and tennis shoes. I don't know exactly. Maybe I just need to go back to school.

But, what would I say if someone asked me why I decided to go for my Masters?

"I like school supplies... I needed new shoes..."