Madwoman Out of the Attic

a feminist trudging forward in a patriarchal world

Sunday, September 21, 2008


I'm three weeks into my classes at CGU. So far, no regrets about quitting my teaching job, though I do miss my students who could be so funny and cute at times. And sometimes I get all tense thinking about not only the money I'm not making by teaching, but also the exorbitant cost of tuition I'm now paying out. I'm in a whole new financial ballgame here. For the first time in 6 years I'm not bringing in any money to my marriage. Thank goodness Mike is so laid back about whether I work or don't work or go to school.

One of the downsides of my current path is my lack of free time. Every second I'm not taking care of Beast I'm reading my buns off or writing papers for class. It's a bit stressful - goodbye meaningless TV shows - but it's also nice to have so much to do all the time. I'm usually at my most unhappy when I have nothing to do. Now I've got something to do every day, and I feel like I'm continually being productive. And when the rare hour comes when I can sit and blog or talk on the phone with a friend, I appreciate it all the more.

My classes are a blast. My introduction to women's studies in religion is opening up ways of thinking I've barely ever considered before. I absolutely love the topic, though I feel at a disadvantage since I have no background in religious studies whatsoever. This week I lead a discussion for the first time. I'm a bit nervous, but happy it's on an article that I'm somewhat familiar with, having read it several years ago.

Now the biggest thing on my plate is deciding whether or not to formally apply for the PhD program. Is this it? Is this finally what I should be doing with my life? I've got to start figuring that out ASAP.


Blogger m.m. said...

i hear ya. i feel like all i do is read these days. if you need a night out, you know who to call for babysitting.

9/22/2008 4:01 PM  

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