Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Schools out for...spring!

Tonight marks my unofficial-official beginning of Spring Break. My last Spring Break for a while. As of this semester, I'm taking a sabbatical from education. I had originally planned on trudging on through a PhD program- I wanted to have it completed by my 30th birthday. But then this happened, causing me to  pause and reevaluate my life. Which is good, because it's something that needs serious consideration. I need to think about my next moves, something that I'm not too good at. I want to enjoy the doctoral experience. I want to make sure I find a program and a niche that fits me.

Everything happens for a reason.

Anyway. It's going to be bittersweet. Full of two papers, one outline, deep-Spring cleaning, working on my unfinished inspiration board & resolution chart, adventures to museums, mass resume emailing, a quick trip to PA, and hopefully reading Infinite Jest by this guy! (and a partridge in a pear tree?)



  1. Bummer about having a tough time in the program, but the sabbatical will probably help! Enjoy your spring break (I still have one more day to slog through before I join you)!

  2. A periodic life inventory and evaluation can be a good thing. You want to make the right choices so later you don't feel like you've wasted your time and money.

    Tossing It Out

  3. @Jeffrey & Alex, Thank you!

    @Su,Thanks & good luck on yours! The last week is always the worst.

    @Arlee, I can now say I completely agree with that sentiment. It took a lot of convincing, but it's the best way to go.

  4. Did you have time for that partridge in a pear tree? Sounds like you're squeezing in too much for a spring break. How about some down time?

  5. @Suzanne Thanks for stopping by Suzanne. And funny you mention downtime because that is essentially all that I did!