Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Path Not Taken

So I spent the day off my work site today - part of it interpreting, part of it presenting.

As I was on campus before my presentation, it just made me wonder about the path I didn't choose.  For a long time, I really believed I wanted to teach interpreters and focus on that. I love teaching and presenting, but I didn't feel like I had the education for it and I knew that I wanted to finish my degree. I guess I got caught up in just working and thinking about "someday".  If I had just taken a class every term, I would have a doctorate degree by now!

I keep putting off taking courses, but I think I really just need to talk to my advisor at WOU and figure out what I need to do to finish my degree. If I could do some online and some at another college (preferably closer than WOU), I could finish before too long. I don't think I'm going to change my career path or anything - it is tying up a loose end and also opening a window, just in case.

Today, in my presentation, one of the things I said was, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."  I've never really said that outloud, but I have always believed that philosophy.  Even now, full-time, gainfully employed, I have kept some escape hatches open. It makes me feel safer and the air gets circulated, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, it was a good, if hectic day.

1 comment:

  1. I get where you're coming from. Thank you for sharing your thoughts via your blog. I enjoy stopping by time to time to read it.



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