Lately, I’ve been thinking of my next 30-40 years—those last few decades that will close out this lifetime before pursuing the next. The recent passing of a mentor and professor of mine had me thinking about a specific avenue, developing and leading online classes for a university that has a Transpersonal Psychology program. After all, I have a master’s degree in it, I’m particularly fond of the various topics that feed into Transpersonal Psychology, and I was specifically influenced by my mentor and teacher through this program. As I looked into it, though, I would either need to become an expert of one particular topic, being a leader in that field, or I would need to get a PhD to even be considered, which in and of itself requires a certain level of mastery of a particular topic in order to write and defend a dissertation. I’m not sure I have that in me right now.
You see, I’m easily a “Jack of All Trades, Master of None” kind of gal, and it occurs to me that I might not want to be a master or an expert of one particular topic or task or skill.