Thursday, October 26, 2006

I guess what I love about school is....

that here
no one thinks you are crazy
when you say
you might want a PhD.






I sat with two girls today who both said that they thought they would pursue a PhD or graduate education. What a gift we have recieved to study. I just cannot imagine the joy of being able to do this for the rest of my life. I wonder if I am cut out for graduate work?

Something inside of me thinks teaching at high school isnt going to be the end. But a Masters...more than a Masters...how scary. I feel so unworthy and so incapabable. Is this just all dreaming? All kinds of academic "non real world" imagainings? Or is this it...is this where am I meant to be...what I am meant to do. I am just sending that question out to the void....

6 comments:

Kathryn said...

"So good night, dear void." I could see you going to school forever. And what is wrong with that?

Christie said...

Although I'm certain the following statement has minimal scholastic connotations, I'm going to say it anyway:

Yay PhDs. We're the raddest students I know, and we're going to kick the Austen paper in the FACE tomorrow morning. :)

rachel s. said...

I think that you, if anyone, could do it, Sharelle. What would be the female equivalent to a tweed jacket with leather elbow patches? B/c when you get your Phd, you'll get that...whatever it is.

Bonnie said...

i am with you my friend. With you in a big way. The thought of graduate education seems to only be serving the dissatisfaction of the BA at this point....

Bec Shulba said...

oh sharelle.

Lana said...

Sharelle my friend,

You have an amazing appreciation for academics that I just love! Reading your post made me yearn to once again be back at trinity soaking in the social environment of learning and going into insane discussions about great thinkers that I can never divulge into at work! Let me say this - working for the man is overrated! Stay in school as long as you can - your life will be better because of it! See you in townsends class this week!

La'n