Monday, April 10, 2006
All things considered
So lately I've been feeling like "two roads diverged in a yellow wood" is a metaphor for my life. I do enjoy working in the news, and being on the radio, but if you've read anything below you'll know I'm taking a class to finish up a second Bachelor's degree in Anthropology-my first college love. And this recent class has rekindled that flame. I love studying population genetics and bones from ancient times and philosophizing on what must've happened, or what other people are like-and why, and imagining myself dotting all over the world in important and painstaking research. So lately I've been thinking I might just want to go and get my PhD. Not for any honor or prestige, but because of my love for the subject. I already know becoming a professor is akin to taking the vow of poverty, but hey I work in public radio, I've already done that. There are a few things to consider, though. One is a bit minor, but still something to think about. Getting a PhD may limit my choice of guys. I know me and I know I would probably start to want a guy with a PhD himself. It may also intimidate other non-PhD guys. There's also the schooling, the time and expense of the schooling, and the possiblity of never being able to pay off those student loans after I'm done. And I also wonder where radio will take me. I've improved a lot, and sound pretty good on the air now. I have no idea how far I could go in this career. All things to consider...but then they say that's what our twenties are for.