And another two weeks goes by…

I am really out of sync when it comes to writing lately. Not because I do not want to. Instead it’s more of thinking that I will find time to do it that day and then it falls off the list.

Tomorrow night is my last class of my night school program. It will be a good end to what was pretty interesting. If nothing else, I learned two very important things. The first being that I can indeed play my banjo in front of a room full of people, provided they do not know what the banjo actually should sound like ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had to do that last week as part of my Ode to Freedom. The second being that I think I might be ready to look at a Master’s program for real now. I’ve thought about it on and off again over the past few years. Now I think I might be ready to pursuit one. I need to find the right one, which might be more difficult than it sounds. Lately the Master’s in Philosophy has been appealing – I know, not exactly great for future employment prospects but it would give me plenty to think about!

This morning, I was thinking about returning to the US. Not sure what I will do with that idea. Maybe it represents more of a question about where do I want to go next and what do I want to do? You know I get restless after a certain amount of time and am ready to change things up again. I think part of it also because as usual, I am spending too much time in my own head and asking myself all sorts of questions. I wonder if I will ever learn to be still? ๐Ÿ˜‰

GG and the pets are good, everyone is healthy. Little C is through her last operation and we had snow last week – which was beautiful! I’m taking some days off next week to have a little bit of disconnect time.

I am still struggling at this time of the year, with Mom’s birthday right around the corner and that it’s been nearly 5 years since she left. I can’t really wrap my head around that. I was reminded of her yesterday when one of the university professors asked me if I wanted to sign up for a PhD in her program – thinking of my mom at my graduation from UW and her remark that I should go on to pursuit a PhD in Nanotechnology because there were not any women on the stage. I had to disappoint the professor because I don’t even have a Master’s. I don’t think I will end up with a PhD in Nanotechnology! However one in Computing and Society might be pretty interesting ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

2 thoughts on “And another two weeks goes by…

  1. Hello –
    Snow? Sounds wonderful. Hope we get some at some point.
    Just so you know – you canโ€™t come back to the US until I find my way back to Amsterdam – really love that city!
    Philosophy huh? Have you ever read A Theory of Justice by John Rays? I tried to read it years ago after I met the author and decided right then that philosophy probably wasnโ€™t my thing ๐Ÿคช
    Be well – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

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