I’m still a year and a half away from graduating college, and I probably think about what I’m going to do after graduation every day. At least once. Some days it is totally clear that I have this final goal in mind of doing some kind of ministry and becoming a teacher and all that. Other times, it seems super foggy.
It’s like I’m in this forest that’s saturated in fog – so much so that I can’t see ten feet in front of me. But then every once in a while, I look up and the fog breaks for just a second. I catch a small glimpse of the wonder and glory of the plans God has for me. Just for a second. It’s haunting, but in a good way.
I’ve known for a while that I want to get a Ph.D. in Philosophy at some point. Whether for my own purposes or for teaching I’m not quite sure. However, I spent some time talking with my supervisor the other day (who knows about my love for math and teaching), and she suggested looking into a graduate program in math first. Not to stop me from getting the degree in philosophy. Just sort of as a side-step. When she said it, it made perfect sense. I’ve known about the philosophy thing for a while, but since I’ve looked into schools, I’ve been uneasy about the transition. When she mentioned math, though, it’s like I caught a glimpse of the sun through the fog. Just for a second.
I guess we’ll see where this takes me.