So I have really been thinking about the possibility to going to seminary full time. Reasons?
- I feel divided: work/school. I know this is something many people deal with (and overcome!) for instance those who are married and going to school and working AND parents! (or some combination of those things) but in those cases, it seems there isn’t a choice but to “take those things with you” so to speak. I don’t have to take my job with me. Clear as mud?
- Priorities: I spend the bulk of my energy on something that is short term, namely my job. What is leftover is given to my highest priority: answering the call of God. Now that seems bass ackwards.
- Community: I feel the way I relate to people is…different than most. It is almost as if it is idea based. I’m not quite sure how to explain this…I don’t think I fully understand it and honestly it could be a bunch of whoey but I’m kinda sorting through that at the moment. If I go to seminary full time I am pretty sure it will be much easier to become a part of the community moreso than part time Distance Ed classes allow.
- Dotoral Studies: I am starting to wonder if Doctoral studies is where my path is leading. Doing that part time would be…well, ridiculous. That’s already a long process to begin with. I am not sure I see any need to make it last longer.
So I’m at the point now where I am no longer asking if going to seminary full time is a possibility or alloweable if you will, but rather I am now asking, “When?” At the moment I think it would be great to be able to go full time by Spring semester of 2009. That’s 6 months away. I am sure it will fly by! This also brings about the question: “Where?” Right now I work at the university where I attend seminary and the tuition benefits are beautiful. So if I quite the job, all strings are cut so to speak. A frightfully wonderful blank slate seems to be opening up.
Well, my brain is full and I need to go to bed. Good night blogosphere.