Sunday, February 7, 2010

Help! I Have an Addiction

Drugs? Alcohol? Bad boyfriends? Nope. I have an addiction to school. I always joked that when I was done with my PhD there was nothing left but law school, and believe it or not, I finished two law school applications today. Am I crazy? Here are my pros and cons. Where do you weigh in?
Pros to going to law school:
- it's something I've always planned on doing

- meet a new group of people

- get to make a difference vs. teaching students semicolons for the rest of my life

- I think I'd be good at it

- I could still go back to teaching (law)

- it's impossible to get a job teaching poetry right now and my book just isn't getting published

Cons to going to law school:

- more debt

- time involved in another degree

- what if this isn't what I want to do either?

- neglecting poetry and teaching

Anyway, I applied to Duquesne and Pitt. I don't really want to leave the city since I own a house and my family/horses etc. are here. Duquesne's easier to get into, but it would be a huge investment in money! Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated.

P.S. On the topic of addiction, I deactivated my facebook account today. Do I really need to keep searching Mo's picture and his friends? Do I really care what my high school classmate is doing? The truth is that it's fun, but I want to live in the now! I want to get out and meet new people and not hang onto people from my past that I'll likely never see again. So, if you've found your way here, you're probably someone I care about keeping around. Help me stay away from facebook!


  1. I regularly struggle about deactivating my FB account. I'm not on it much, but I do still keep in touch with a lot of my friends that way (they don't have twitter or blogs). It's nice to see pictures of their kids and stuff like that, but at the same time I find it to be very impersonal.

    Are you an English teacher? I'm going to be very paranoid about my grammer when I come over here now.

    Anyway, I think FB has some advantages, but I don't like it in general. I took quite a bit of info off my page. People who are close friends know how to get a hold of me via phone or email.

  2. Thanks Pittchick! I agree, facebook can be nice for networking in my job teaching as well. I just find myself with an unhealthy obsession of checking people who I don't really want to know what they're doing!

    I am an English teacher, but don't worry. It's even worse when you're an English teacher and you have a grammar mistake/misspelling on your blog. People really call you out on it every time!