Friday, April 11, 2008

Chasing Windmills

Having arrived back home, I haven't been so moved to post on the old blog for reasons of general hum-drummery. But as of yesterday, I heard unofficial news from one of the professors on the admissions committee that may application has been approved. So in the forthcoming weeks I should hear final word, and then if my house can sell in time (here's hoping!), I will be off to study English Literature in Madrid, Spain this October. Yes, you read that right. It will be English literature in Spain. Let's all just enjoy the irony together, now shall we?

Among the many things that I learned on my travels in the last few months of 2007 is that I want to teach, and to do it at the college level. So this means back to school for me. Truth be told, I've been wanting to be back in school since I got out back in the day. So having amassed vast quantities of life experience, I figure it is now high-time to hide it all back in the classroom. The good news is that if everything goes according to plan, I'll graduate in a decade or less and continue on with the whole "working" thing as a college professor.

For those of you wondering how English Literature fits into the picture, I will take 2 years to get 2 masters degrees in it and use the time also to decide on a course of study for my PhD. At the moment, it's a toss-up between Literature, Religious Studies, and Philosophy. Anyone caring to weigh with an opinion will be given odds accordingly.

If you are the sort with an affinity for details, the program's website (through Saint Louis University--yes, in Spain. I know, it's even more confusing) can be found here. The location of the campus can be found here. And the good news about specialized school supplies can be found here.

Viva la EspaƱa!