I began a M.S. in Environmental Science in 2008 but only got 3 hours in before realizing that between working and trying to afford tuition, it wasn't feasible. I've now found myself in a spot in life where I have time to go back as a full time student and also received a grant to pay for tuition and books. I can be nothing but a true full time student. I think I've decided to take this opportunity to do something I think is worthwhile. I would love to be able to actually make a difference in this world. In my opinion many good meaning environmentalists don't accomplish anything because they aren't willing to compromise. I'd like to help change that. It's better to accomplish 50% of what you were after rather than get nothing. I think I'm going to drop out of the workforce at 44 for a couple of years and work on making this come true.