08 February 2020

Stick a Fork in It

There are thousands and thousands of decisions to make each day, from whether or not we're really going to get out of bed to healthy habits to the words we use. But once in awhile, there is a moment in time where you know you are making a very critical choice. This was one of them for me:

https://twitter.com/science_goddess/status/1189148797

I did not (and still do not) have my EdD, but this particular university was okay with that. It is the one in the little town where I grew up, and while I was excited about the invitation, I knew it would come with a whole host of other questions. Did I want to uproot everything I had known over the last 13 years and head back to Texas? Did I want to teach college? Most importantly, did I want to live in the same town as my adoptive mother? Looking back, the obvious answer to all of the questions was a resounding "Nope." But at the time, my current job situation was tenuous and it was quite seductive to be invited elsewhere. I really wanted to say "Yes" to something, but this just wasn't it.

I've never had any regrets about this. I've never said, "I wish I would have." But that doesn't mean that I don't stop and remember that particular fork in the road and wonder what would have happened.


Today's tweet was selected from a list provided each day by On This Day.  The account shows a user's full history of tweets for the given calendar date. Just a reminder that I'm going to post a tweet a day from a previous year and expand on it a bit as a way to get back in the habit of sharing via a blog. You can see my full list of tweets posted on this day, or start seeing your own by following that account.

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