I miss school.
You might be thinking: Um, you're a teacher. How can you miss the place you go every day?
But, I do.
I miss thinking, learning. I miss the challenge. I miss discovering something new.
I don't miss eating junk food, being poor, or working full time while taking 17 credit hours. I don't miss wanting to curl up in a ball and die and the end of every semester. I don't miss the lingering adolescent emotions that make you want to curl up in a ball and die, either.
I love learning - shouldn't I want to learn about learning? Shouldn't I get my master's degree in education? But my heart belongs to my words. I want to prove that my talent didn't go to waste. I want to see a book with my name on the cover.
I can't do it without help. I need a push, a deadline, and most importantly, a teacher.
Dilemma: either enroll in a 50K writing program over three years while teaching OR take two years off from teaching and enroll in graduate program.
What ever will I do?