The first line of ducks are in a row. Future lines require the success of the first line. However, the first line up is cause for me to announce the Plan.
The short, short version: I’m going back to school.
The short version: I’m returning to Post-Secondary education effective January 11th 2021.
The longer version that doesn’t go into excessive detail: the essential plan is that I intend to achieve a Math and Science degree followed by a B.Ed. and spend the remainder of my professional career as a high school math and/or science teacher. January 11th, because that’s the first day of the next term and even if I’d sent my initial queries the same day, I’d missed all the deadlines to start in Fall term. Plus, due to my ancient academic status being both ancient and not very good, I have to first prove that I can be a good student, so it will take several steps to get back to being a full-time student. In the meantime, the space between now and January will allow me to do some appropriate review towards what I want as well as exploring the option of a solid TEFL certification. Not only will this open up some potential employment possibilities to go with my part-time student status while I’m working my way towards full time, it also opens things up more to potentially teaching overseas for a year here and there, which has also been a dream for a long time.
I’ve wanted to go back to school for a really long time and I’ve been talking about this basic version of it as the dream for more than a decade, to the point where it was almost the first thing my wife said to me when we learned the company was buying me out. She decided it might be possible almost before I’d started to think about what my reboot might look like. Pretty amazing woman.
So there’s the news. Higher education. I’m going back to it.
Don’t wish me luck, remind me I need good study habits because I never built those in my youth. I do better these days, but now they need to get applied at a higher level.
Stay safe and be well, everyone.by