People call me a lifelong student. I guess I am.
I will turn 40 at the end of next year and I will still be in school at that time. I don’t know why I feel the need to get a degree in everything that I am interested in! haha I have 5 now, but I am finally finishing/starting again the one that has escaped me: the PhD! When I was on track at Louisiana State University, I was on the path to have 4 degrees and have one of them be my PhD by the time I was 30! However, that accomplishment never happened. I got all the way up to the Generals and I dropped. My life changed and I moved to a different state (hello Texas). I left the classroom and became a library media specialist. That led to my real 4th degree. Then, life happened again and I moved back to Louisiana and started working in technology. Along came my 5th degree.
But still no PhD. It still evaded me.
Am I tired of school? Why, yes…yes I am! But I never tire of learning! So…here I am back again to get my EdD. I have no doubt that this time is the right time and I strongly feel that God does everything for a reason. As I begin this degree (today is the very first day of the program), I am nervous, but excited to start this final (yes…I am claiming no more school after this…haha) journey to a degree in school. EdD…here I come!
Desiree Alexander aka Educator Alexander is excited about her first blog, Honestly Desiree! Learn more about her at www.educatoralexander.com/about.