Sunday, March 1, 2009

I'm contemplating the idea of taking a year off, moving home, and thinking about things.

I really don't think I can survive another 3 1/2 years here.



Anonymous said...

BAD IDEA!! If you don't soldier through you won't go back. Not that you don't have a solid work ethic, but take it form some one who was just going to take "one year off" in between undergrad and graduate school--I graduated almost 5 years ago from MU and I'm no closer to grad school than I was the day I graduated. Plus, if you go through then you'll be done that much sooner. If you put off that year, the thought of going back could cause so much anxiety that you'll never finish.

I don't want to be a doomsday-ist here, but I truly believe that you are good at what you are doing and that staying put would be the best for your career. On the other hand, I don't see/talk to you day to day. I don't know how miserable you might be. I only want for you to be happy and I think that this decision is really big and requires lots of prayerful consideration. Have you listened to what God is telling you or stood back to see where He is leading you?

I know that you will make the right decision for you. And I will support any decision that you make--a big, selfish part of me really wants you home. But a better part of me just wants you to do what is right for you.

Call if you want to power chat about this. You'll be fine no matter what you choose.

I love you!!!


W. said...

I agree. Don't do it.

Gal aka SuperMommy said...

Move to Brooklyn, maybe with a roommate?
Rabbinical school in Cincy with us?
No, really...
Really, Tracy?
How strong is your desire to be a cantor?
I think that is what will get you through anything...
And I think you don't have to stay in Queens after this year if it feels remote and isolated.
Listen to the fear that comes up and see if it's trying to tell you something, deeper down. Try not to run too fast. See what it's all about, really.
I'm here if you want to talk it through - call me if you feel like it, I would welcome that. Love.