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Date:February 2nd, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
To be honest, the teaching degree was just so that I could be doing something that used my degree, and because I missed being in school; at the time I started it, I was working in fast food and at a library (but just checking out books, not anything fun). People had been telling me that I'd make a good teacher, I got along well with teens, it seemed like it could be fun for a few years until I was ready to go for a Ph.D. *shrug* Like I said, I'm not really crushed that I wasn't able to complete it. I went in for the wrong reasons, and if the economy hadn't tanked, it probably would have worked out, but I'd probably have taught for a few years, then been right here anyway, because history geekery and reasearching and writing is what I really love.

I will definitely give your school a look. (And the library thing doesn't sound so bad; my undergrad school had a smallish library that was mainly stocked with books for other programs, so I did all my senior thesis research via interlibrary loan or at the public library, where you put what you want in a slip and they shoot it through a tube and then you wait and wait.)

It's encouraging to know that a screw-up won't mean I don't have a chance! Thank you for the advice.
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