I earned my master's degree five years ago and ever since I've been trying to figure out if I should go back to get a PhD. For the past two years I've seriously debated what field and if I even need it. It's hard because I have a wide range of interests and I'm not devoted to one career track. I think that's evident by my blogging too, eh?
But a few weeks ago things really started to gel together and I thought I had it all figured it out.
Not mine, but my daughter's homework.
Last week was rough. We normally don't get home until 6-6:30, have dinner, and then our family time is devoted to homework (math, reading, & phonics), shower, more reading, and then bedtime. Somehow we get all of this done by 9 pm each night. I know, I can't believe it either.
After she's in bed, I flip on the laptop and start my blogging, reading emails and whatnots. While it's rewarding, it's tiring. Can I handle adding a PhD program, even part-time, to this routine? I wouldn't even try...I'd pull back from some commitments, mostly my in person stuff. But I'm unsure if I can handle the mental strain of the work. There's a big difference between hoping y'all comment on my opinion and a graded paper.
I was thinking that I would start in the spring, but I think I need to hold off until at least fall.
Then again maybe I'm just using the kid to delay me actually getting down to business.
Don't forget that VLF is participating in the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge. We already have one class funded, let's get that second one funded! A special announcement about this is coming Monday!