Me with my dog, Lani, in front of my apartment building in New York City. I was attending Columbia University at the time (early 1970s).
I have been pondering what to do with the rest of my life. Should I go back to school and get my Master’s degree? That would be nice, but what subject?
My major was sociology and my minor was psychology, when I received a Bachelor’s degree in 1968 from the University of Hawaii.
After graduation, I taught English as a second language in Thailand for ten months.
Then, I studied musicology at Columbia University, but dropped out after two years and did not get my Master’s.
Later, I considered becoming an elementary school teacher, but that didn’t work out.
Instead, I became a legal assistant, specializing in litigation. That was an extremely stressful job, prepping for trial and consoling clients when the jury ruled against us.
Then, for a while, I wrote and published books and newspaper columns. I also wrote for the radio and spoke as a commentator.
Now, here I am an old fuddy duddy of 69 years, entering the final phase of my life.
I don’t think I’ll ever return to school, mainly because it is easier to research topics on the internet. In fact, online research is often more up to date than books you’ll find in the library or bookstore. No need to enroll in a class.
Maybe, all I am good for is googling old boyfriends to see what they have been up to. Some of these ex-boyfriends have done very well in life, while others have already died.
Nothing salacious, mind you.