Saturday, December 31, 2011
Sometimes your dreams change shape.
It was a tearful goodbye, but I said it. That dream, the multiple degrees, the academic career? I don't want it anymore. A good-sized part of me never really wanted it. Once I finally recognized that and believed it, I felt a wonderful sense of peace and calm, so different from the uncertainty that plagued me from August to December. One semester of graduate school made me realize that I want to teach.
So this new year is bringing changes with it. I am leaving my current program, taking a semester to work and save and read through my monstrous stack of books, and enrolling in a teacher certification/master's degree program in the summer.
Changes come, but they can be so good. This is one of my steps toward a joy-filled life.
Image by Yulia Brodskaya.