Saturday, October 9, 2010

Everyday is a Winding Road



Why I keep paying dues to AuthorsDen is probably worth some reflection; however, until I do that I keep my own words on the bio page: "Life is a winding road of lessons and opportunities. Wear good shoes." Those words are working through my life more than ever right now since I'm in graduate school. About once a week I panic and ask myself, "Why are you doing this? You're too old for grad school. All your classmates are younger than your firstborn child."

This graduate school endeavor is reminding me of being a child again and facing those moments of feeling alone in a crowd. But I'm all about the lessons these days, both formal and those spiritually formed by the Cosmos.

This morning I got up and kept hearing Sheryl Crow's song in my head, "Everyday is a winding road." I've embedded the video up top so anyone who drops by will see where my head is. Most likely, however, no one will drop by that I know because I haven't had time to visit other bloggers, Tweet, or be sociable on Facebook, which sort of makes me feel like a ghost here, gliding with the winding streams of cyberspace.

1 comment:

msladydeborah said...

I can relate to your feelings on a different level. I am taking a mandatory life break at this moment from studying. For the next three hours-it is all about moi! Then it is back to the grind.

I find it amusing when people ask me why I am attending college again. My return has very little to do with professional goals. This is all about fulfillment of my goals in life. I did not select Education as my course of study. This move threw a lot of people off. I am attending a business orientated institution. It is no joke and the courseload is all about business.

However, I am a Baby Boomer. We are known for our attitudes about life. Reinvention is the trend right now. I am into that ideology in a major way. I have had a good run as a teacher. It is time to do something different and to complete things that have been set aside.

I bet that you decided to attend Grad School to improve your skills and to give yourself some desired validation. In the end-that is all that matters.

One of the best aspects of being a mature student is the fact that you can draw on your life experiences.