Getting a phd

4 Sep

i’ve always toyed with the idea of being a professor — it was my sole reason for getting my master’s degree five years ago — and eventually becoming the president of the ohio state university.

so i may be a bit more well-traveled now, and my horizons may have expanded beyond columbus (though seriously i would still take such a position with the buckeyes in a heartbeat), but my romance around studying what i want and leading classes and engaging with like-minded people remains.

recently when i realized i could literally devote myself to studying the art of music — how it’s made but, more specifically, how it influences (and is influenced by) social change, i suddenly found myself very excited about the potential that exists out there for me.

it’s amazing how the people closest to me have responded to my *very* recent decision to head toward earning a phd. most think it’s perfect for me.  but i’m admittedly rattled by the idea that i’ve romanticized this the way i’ve romanticized other things, and ultimately found myself bored and unfulfilled.

the self-exploration continues…


2 Responses to “Getting a phd”

  1. Fatima September 12, 2008 at 11:44 pm #

    You are my hero Steph! I love to read about your self-exploration. Just the fact that you are constantly exploring your life and options available shows you know how to constantly question yourself in order to reach a higher level of fulfillment. YES!!!! do it girlfriend….think about how far you’ve come in just the past 5 years! I can’t wait to see what the next 5 entails. And the 5 after that. And the 5 after that…… :)

  2. B-Luv September 16, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    I am really proud of you Steph, for takin the step that many people are afraid to take, want to take, need to take! There is nothing more fulfilling in life, than fulfilling the purpose you have in life. From a friend to another, not everybody maybe agrees or sees what you see, but your vision will take you farther than most people can understand or fathom! If you’re gonna dream then dream BIG!

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