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How I Decided to Follow my Dreams.

One year ago today, I decided to follow two of my life-long dreams: going to graduate school and living in Paris. It was a long time coming. I first had the idea to go to grad school in Paris when I was finishing up my undergrad. But it had taken me seven years to get my Bachelor’s degree and at 25, I was quite a bit older than most new graduates. I had some ambitious career goals and felt spending another two years in school wouldn’t give me enough time to get where I wanted. Marriage and kids would mean taking a break from the workforce in my early 30s for sure. And besides, I didn’t need a graduate degree to work in advertising. If anything, it would make landing an entry-level position more difficult. So I put it off. Ten years later, I was still single, didn’t have any kids and had accomplished everything I’d wanted in my career. The thrill of my work gave way to routine. I was bored and longed for new challenges. I again thought of my dream of grad …