Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A First Step

I have signed up to take a 17th Century English Lit Course. Begins in May and ends in Mid-June. Compressed, liable to be intense.

I am using this time as a litmus test to see if I can pursue further studies in English Lit. If I can, I can either get a job as a humanities librarian in a University or teach or perhaps something else.

Until I know this answer, I will not be able to get past it. It was my dream to do grad work in English Lit and be a professor. Now I need to see if it is possible or is a dream to mourn and move on from.

It seems that the early thirties for me (and a few others I know) is a time of transition, adjustment and new ventures.

Please pray for me.

17 comments:

TruthQuestioner said...

Peace to you in this time of transition and blessings on your future studies!

elizabeth said...

thank you S!

Victoria said...

wow. that was once on my list of dream jobs as well. but not #1 on the list.
praying for you and that your future path will be made clear to you.

E Helena E said...

This is exciting news! I remember you had spoken about this possible dream. Those spring-summer courses are very intense (and I am about to embark on another one), but I think this will be a good worthwhile experience for you.
My prayers are certainly with you.

Pres. Kathy said...

May God's Will be done. Lots of prayers sent your way.

Emily H. said...

You have my unworthy prayers.

"the early thirties for me"We must be nearly the same age. :)

elizabeth said...

Thanks Vic - really appreciate it. What was # 1 on your list?

E-H - wow. another course for you! and you are still working... thank you so much for your prayers ... I am being sustained by the prayers of others!

Pres K - thank you so much for your prayers. they are deeply appreciated. Yes, may God's will be done...

Emily H - thanks so much for your prayers! Cool that we are in the same age group! I know that what traditionally was expected by early 30's for many is not what is now happening!

Mimi said...

Squeal, what an exciting class! What books are you reading?

elizabeth said...

Thanks Mimi! Paradise Lost and other things from the 2000 Broadview anthology... the professor has not decided which. Thanks for the encouraging excitement! :)

Mimi said...

Awesome! Keep me posted (I love learning vicariously!)

elizabeth said...

Thanks Mimi! I will try to do just that! Am now in Book II of PL by Milton...

Michelle M. said...

Best wishes as you try out this path. I was an English major in college and loved all of my lit classes. I hope you enjoy yours as well!

elizabeth said...

thank you Michelle! I appreciate the good wishes! If anything, the class will be a welcomed change for me...

DebD said...

oh how fun! I always loved Lit. classes but hated the writing that went with it. Same with History.

elizabeth said...

thanks Deb! I hope to like the writing... I love to create and hope I can learn to write good essays...

the reading for sure is very enjoyable!

tamie said...

How wise you are, to use this time as a litmus test. Yes, it does really seem like so many people our age are deep in the midst of some major transition. Love, blessings, and happy studying!

elizabeth said...

thanks tamie!

yeah. who knew that our early 30's would be well, potentially life-flipping, AGAIN...

sigh. it is good though. I confess impatience at wanting to know the result of this particular litmus test!