About four to five years into my career as a computer programmer and computer instructor, I got tired of working on computers and didn't want to do it anymore. So I came to the U.S. for a change, and I started searching for a field of study that I might be prepared to continue for the rest of my life. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do then and I still don't know for sure. I took time looking into various different fields such as genetics, computer science, bioinformatics, management information systems, educational psychology, instructional technology, etc. and met many academic advisors, professors and researchers in the area.
A few years had passed before I finally decided to “take” a class for credits and I began my graduate work as a non-degree student in Educational Psychology in the summer of 2004, and then started a Masters degree in Instructional Technology in the spring of 2005. I was very careful because I wanted to find something that I truly wanted to do and, as a result, it took me a long time to finally make up my mind to study in instructional technology.
I simply enjoy being a student and being in one of the greatest graduate programs in the Nation. Mostly, it amuses me to see enthusiastic classmates, professors and other researchers. I plan to complete the Masters program in December 2006 and then would like to pursue a doctoral degree although I'm STILL not sure what specific field I would pursue. At well past thirty years of age, I still don't know what I'm going to do for the rest of my life and I love my life for it.