Saturday, January 23, 2016


I never finished college..... I work full time at a pretty decent job, and I'm in my late forties. I went into the real estate field knowing that I could make money without a degree over time. However, throughout my life, in my journals I  repetitively wrote, (for DECADES), the one thing I want is a degree.

I have attended classes here and there over the last 20 years. Now I am faced with a reality that I can finish a degree at reputable university here in San Antonio, completely on line by the time I'm 50. Now that it is possible, I'm afraid and having second thoughts about it.  I feel that I am at a cross road.  Do I keep working and play with my art, or do I spend every free moment pursuing a degree and changing the course of my career. The degree I am looking at is organizational development. The work is in corporations, not in the arts. I have been accepted to the university, I just need to register for my classes......  I'm not sure....

Well, I guess I'm going to go cut some glass and create something for now.....  


  1. If you pursue this degree, wouldn't you still be able to do your art? And if you wanted afterward to go back into real estate, could you? Perhaps this isn't an either/or situation but rather adding something to your life that is the fulfillment of a dream. They say it's scary to fulfill a dream, but you can always choose another dream to pursue after. Sounds like you want to go forward. It's a wonderful opportunity you've created for yourself. Trust yourself, dear Drita. There is no wrong choice here, but one path will call you more insistently. I think you already know what you want to do. Your family must be so proud of you. I am too.

    1. I would keep my day job while going to school, and you're right, I could still work with my art here and there while taking the classes. I guess I just need to jump in! (That is scary). Thank you for your support!