windows of opportunity

Thursday, June 21, 2012

'choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.' 

it's no secret - i love teaching sixth graders. i really, truly do.

each summer for the last three years, i've also been blessed with another role: i get to help train other teachers on how to work with gifted & talented students. i happened to be in the right place at the right time a few years back, and i was asked to help present the trainings. i'm so thankful for the friendships i've made because of it and the path it has created for me.

an unexpected outcome of this week? several conversations that really have me thinking about what i want to do 'next' in life. obviously i can't be a solo mom and a classroom teacher for the rest of my life. i mean, i totally could because that's how much i love it, but realistically, i also have to think about how i'm going to put my cutie pies through designer jeans, trendy shoes, and college...all whilst providing for them the life experiences i want them to have while they're still under my wings.

which is part of why i wanted to get a graduate degree in the first place.

as if one graduate degree wasn't enough, now i'm tossing around the idea of two. my first one will take 18 months by the time all is said and done (in *november*!), and my second one would only take 8 additional months. online. from the comfort of mi casa.

really, how could i pass up that kind of chance? the way i see it, i'm already in 'student' mode, and if i've done it for 18 months, why not tack on a few more?

that's where i am right now: 'why not?'

decisions, decisions, and one more day of training this week (with an incredible group of people who are funny and responsive and great sports...and have not launched any tomatoes yet)!!


(oh, and p.s.: those moscow mules are really good!)

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