Where have you been? Where are you going?

Hello again. I’m still here.

I started working again so things have been kind of wild for me. The summer has me way off routine and out of shape. I’ll give myself a couple more weeks to adjust before I really start complaining.

I’ve been thinking about my long term goals lately. I’m headed in the right direction; it just takes time and progress is hard to see. I’m finishing my Bachelor’s in Sociology. I haven’t decided if I want to do my Master’s program in Social Work or Special Education. I want to be a sex therapist or head of somebody’s gifted education program. I know those sound like two totally opposite things, but that’s where my passions are. Sex and education. I’d settle for teaching sex ed, but there are way too many stipulations on teaching. I don’t want anything to do with it anymore.

Teachers have to do so much more aside from teaching that they should each have their own secretaries to deal with the overflow. Between mountains of paperwork, scheduling, and dealing with behaviors, teachers really have a hard time just being able to teach. It’s a shame that most people have no idea how much work actually goes into running a successful classroom. Maybe educators would get higher wages if society was more aware of the great public service they provide.

And sex? I could talk about sex all day long. How it works, dysfunction, technique, spreading knowledge. I love all of that. Once I get the proper certifications, I could hopefully make a living doing what I greatly enjoy.

That’s the tentative plan, anyway. I want to be invited to conferences. I want to get prestigious speaking engagements. I want to be a leader in my chosen field.

I’m strong enough. I’m smart enough. I just need to get there.