10 years ago, I didn't know I'd be married let alone have two kids by now, heck I hadn't even laid eyes on the guy and wouldn't for 3 more years! 5 or even 3 years ago, I would have said that after two kids daycare costs would probably outweigh my salary and therefore I'd enjoy staying at home with them. Well this seems like a beautiful idea, I realize it was me being a bit romantic about the realities of staying at home. I LOVE my kids, and being home, but I also really enjoy accomplishing things... not something I generally get to do with a baby and preschooler in tow. I also read the book, Lean In: Woman, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg a couple of years ago and it got me thinking too. Was I leaving the workforce for the right reasons?
I had even canceled the idea in my head of completing any further education as it wouldn't be a good investment if I was going to stay at home.... this was prior to even having kids!
So I gave my head a shake and smartened up.
I am not really sure where I am heading, but I am working on the PIDP program as the part of my role currently that I enjoy the most is teaching adults. The topics I enjoy learning more about in my free time are in this area too.
I'd like to say in 5 years I will be teaching at a post secondary institution, however I haven't had a chance to really put that crazy idea into a plan just yet. What I do know is, I will have completed my PIDP, taken the lead on training within my current organization (I better give them the head's up when I return to work), and continue to keep connected with the trends in adult learning.