Oh, it's all coming back to me:
The personal essay.
Yep, I'm applying for graduate school.
I mentioned my call to become a UU hospice chaplain and, after much research, I've determined that the best course for me is to pursue a Master of Divinity in order to be a fully accredited chaplain, through the Unitarian Universalist Association.
I can go to school online, with a few intensive weeks at the school, which specializes in a low-residency online program. It's also a fully recognized UU seminary. And the program takes three years, including some of the Clinical Pastoral Education credits I would need to become a chaplain.
So, I'm applying.
Nervous. Excited. School-weary. Determined.
I just need to keep the end in sight, my hospice work with dying patients and their families.
Can't wait! Wish me luck!