Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and change the choices I made while earning my master’s degree at SLIS. I am nearly done with the MLIS program but in all honesty I played it safe. I had fun and I learned a great deal, don’t get me wrong, but for the most part I took classes that felt comfortable. All of my classes were enjoyable, but I didn’t choose enough classes that took me beyond the realm of the information profession I already knew as a public library employee. I didn’t take enough time to explore all of the possibilities that SLIS offered me.
So I may be taking the tone of your weathered and wise grandmother but I wish someone would have done the same for me. It might be clichéd, it might be trite, but really take the time to look around before you commit to any particular career direction.