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?