Sunday, November 6, 2011


I love, love, love to make plans.

I also love to go to school.

When I finished my MBA, I swore off school forever.

I just have a few classes left for my MEd.  Then I was thinking a PhD might be nice, but really, what would I do with it?

Part of my thinks I should finish my MEd, and then teach at a community college, but I doubt that they offer that many education classes at that level.  Then I started to think about the stress of going back to school to finish, the cost, and I'm no closer than when I started.

We are currently on a three year plan.  Gunner has three years to finish his degree, and then he will be going back to work doing something he loves hopefully.  My ultimate goal when I entered teaching, was to do something with curriculum design.  Of course I don't know how hard that really is, but I did hear from my SIL that they offer a PhD in it.  But a PhD takes so long to complete.  Dr. has a nice ring to it though, doesn't it?

Sometimes I miss the business world, in that when I leave work, I am done.  I don't have to drag papers to grade, books to lesson plan with, or stress about my students.

I have taken so many of those tests that tell you what you want to be when you grow up, and they don't help much.  How do you figure out what you are passionate about?  How do you decide what you are meant to be?  What makes you the happiest?  I love teaching, but I know I also want more of something.  Any ideas on how to figure it all out?


McMGrad89 said...

When you figure it out, clue me in.

Michael and Michelle said...

Hi! Just joined your page! I see you have been a military spouse for quite some time. My husband has only been in for about 10 months! Haha so i'm pretty new. =)

The Tart said...

As a PhD student myself, some advice: unless you REALLY want to get a PhD, don't do it! If you aren't prepared to put in the time and effort, and are just doing it on a whim, you'll never succeed.

On the other hand, if you're passionate about teaching and that's what you want to do, then go for the PhD because it's tough to get a teaching positing at a college-level with "only" a masters. Good luck to you. This decision will take a lot of meditation and deliberation about what is best for you and your family.

Bethanne said...

Ooo...I do love ambition! And Dr does have a nice ring to it. :D But the work! Whew. I don't know. I'm pretty happy working towards tomorrow.

I guess I'm happiest when I'm writing and there, the possibilities are endless. But eventually, I would like to finish my degree, which I started but only finished by getting an MRS. :D I like to think, "All in good time, my pretty" but I suppose that can be foolish, too.

Go for it!