It took me multiple years before I decided that I wanted to apply to graduate university.
- Although I had my degree from undergraduate university, I wasn’t undoubtedly doing anything related to sociology in the years working as a sales buddy for a immense athletic activitying goods retailer.
I managed to pay off the rest of my student debt and seriously considered the system of reentering academia. Although tasks are highly competitive in any academic discipline, the social sciences aren’t that much better off than the humanities for instance. In short, the number of tenure positions at universities is not going to increase at any time soon for people looking to teach sociology or any else that doesn’t follow the “hard” sciences. I ended up applying to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and was accepted into their PhD program for sociology. I had never been to New Mexico before, however I assumed it was like Phoenix. Previously I lived in Phoenix for a few years with my family and all of us rarely needed indoor heat at any point during the year. The rapidly changing temperatures in the Wintertide would sporadically dip into the 30s, but usually it never dropped below 45 degrees. With moderate clothing, you can get by separate from needing indoor heat. However, once I moved to Albuquerque and lived here during the freezing season for a few weeks, I realized how freezing it gets as the Wintertide trudges forward. I ended up buying a radiant space gas furnace soon after moving to the city. It’s nice living in a desert town that has a much more mild weather conditions than other places out west.