Why I’m Dreaming About a Doctorate—Not Retirement
I’m in a [doctorate] program at a point where most people are either retired, or thinking about being retired, or dreaming about being retired. And I’m not. I’m dreaming about two and a half more years, or whatever it takes, of pursuing this doctorate degree.

And I’m already thinking, what am I going to do with it then? Am I going to stay in the classroom? Am I going to seek teacher education opportunities? What am I going to do with that? I’m late in my career but I’ve still got dreams and I’ve still got passion and I’ve still got opportunities in front of me that are going to keep me going for a few more years yet. And I’m grateful for that.