Okay, please give me your opinions/advice. I simply cannot make my mind up. Excuse poor writing but just to condense - Been in teaching 10 years, been deputy for last 3, teach far less now which I miss but am learning lots as DH.
Did a degree in English Lit (and got a first) - I am pretty passionate about reading!! Have been considering doing an MA for some time. I have spent hours looking at different courses and almost signed up for MA in Education through the OU. I have just finished the NPQSL (related to teaching) which was ok but not entirely stimulating. I love being in education, but, find writing essays about it extremely boring!
So - found a distance MA with perfect content of modern literature. Its over 4 years, so 40 credits for three years then one year dissertation. Have discussed it with the university who assure me that it is built to suit people like me.
I have a 17 year old son and a partner. I enjoy going to the gym to keep fit. I go back to work next week and know I will have long days. BUT - for so long I have wanted to study and deep down, literature is my 'thing'. I know it won't earn me more money etc. My long term plans are to teach abroad and I know I don't 'need' to do it. Tell me I am mad. Tell me I will or won't regret doing it. Any opinions will be appreciated. I am the only one in my large family to get a degree and I need to discuss this with people who have done it or are doing it. Thank you!