I am well along in my career. First I wanted to be a speech pathologist - still do. Those who cannot express themselves, either because of speech impediments or cognitive disabilities face a severe disadvantage in their world. But in the end I worked in business, but always connected to education. I realized that I loved the learning and communication process generally - how I learn, you learn, we learn and how we translate that into our life - it was fascinating and impactful. After round about experiences in public, non-profit, and education, I found the right mix in instructional design. I completed my M.Ed. But a degree is one thing and a career is another. I want to continually be learning what works, what does not and how I can bring the best to what I do. When immersed in a job, you can lose the outward vision and innovation, unless you stay connected to what others are doing and the latest research and innovations. I am pursuing a certificate degree to that end. This will not be the end, I will still need to do more, but right now, this is the next step.