Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I got lots of homework done, which was a much needed evil. Hence why I didn't blog this weekend. I didn't think that you'd want to hear about all the special education reading I did or the biological chemistry assignment I finished. Then this morning, I registered for classes for next semester. I can't believe I only have one more year left of school. It really goes by so fast.
But it got me thinking about what I might want to do next. I've always wanted to complete some level of grad school and I still want to. For awhile I thought I'd just get my undergrad degree in Chemistry and then get a masters in Education and then teach. But then I got involved doing chemical education research, which I enjoy. That got me to thinking about skipping my masters and going into a 5 year PhD program in Chemical Education. Then I could be a college professor. I thought that would be a pretty sweet gig.
However, as I approach my final year of my undergrad, I'm starting to think that I might like a little break before starting grad school. I'm starting to get burnt out and sick of sitting through boring lectures. Then again, grad school could be new and exciting enough to hold my interest. Then, the more I learn about all the hoops you have to jump through to become a college professor, the less I want to do it. And although Patrick and I don't plan on starting a family anytime soon (read: at least 5 years before babies), one thing I know for sure is that I want to be a mom at some point. Becoming a college professor does not really coincide with having a family, unless I'm willing to wait until I'm about 37 to start a family, which I'm not. I do want to be able to enjoy my kids.
Honestly, I don't know why I even worry about this stuff because I know it will all work and I should just go with the flow. But I was curious to hear from some of my readers who are moms. I personally believe that there is never a "perfect" moment to have kids. Sure, there are better times than others, but there's never a perfect moment. Would you agree? And if your a working mom, how do you balance being a mom and your career? I would also be curious to hear if you had a plan for your career and having children and how reality really panned out. I'm always just kind of curious so I appreciate you sharing!