Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Yet another mid-life crisis

So I'm having yet another crisis of life direction. Another "What do I want to be when I grow up" bout. I have been having these regularly for several years - and I never seem to really figure it out. I just put it off.

I really like my new job so far (all two days that I've been there). I really enjoying teaching college students as well, although it doesn't exactly pay well or command much respect when you're an adjunct. I have a project, a dissertation which I could finish. I have been asking myself for some time if I will actually do that. I feel like I should. I've invested so much time, energy, and work into the thing, not to mention all of the money paid in tuition. Even if I don't become a faculty member somewhere, I should finish the dissertation and get the degree. Or should I? If I don't plan to go in that direction, would it be better to know that now and start something else, instead of dragging out the dissertation even longer?

All of this is bugging me because I need to send in a form to request an extension of time to finish my degree, if indeed I want to do that. And I need to go ahead and send it in asap, really, before the semester is over. Ugh. And, well, maybe it would be a good idea to contact my advisor and apologize once more for being such a slacktard.

I'm not a total slacktard, however. I finished our taxes and filed them today. Yay!


Melissa said...

Yeah for taxes!

I completely understand your crisis. It seems very similar to my own recent one. I think that in a situation like this, there is no real "right" answer, there's only the answer that is best for you, and will work best with your plans for the future.

Genevieve Hinson said...

I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

I might already be 'it' but not sure it has a name.

Nice to see I'm not the only one who feels that way.

Thanks for sharing!