This week’s round-up includes a few articles that show what life is like for trailing spouses, plus some education articles to get you thinking. Enjoy!
Is College A Lousy Investment? - More students are getting college degrees, even as the cost of those degrees is going up. Is a college degree worth it? Especially, if, as the author asserts, more than half of all recent graduates are unemployed or working in a job that doesn’t require a degree. As someone with a Master’s degree that is not necessary for my current work, it’s something to ponder.
Why I Quit Teaching- The author explains why he quit teaching after three years, and highlights some of the ways teaching has become de-professionalized. I quit teaching so that I could go to Kenya with my husband, but I wonder if I would have quit eventually because I was tired of not being treated as a professional. This article offers a great perspective, and I wish that all non-teachers would read it.
Date Night Singapore- A fellow trailing spouse, who recently moved from Spain to Singapore wrote this great post about date night with her husband. If you want to read another perspective on the trailing spouse life, or you just want to hear about a great restaurant in Singapore, check out Diana’s post.
Getting Beyond “What do you do?” – In case you missed it, one of my very first blog posts was just syndicated on the website BlogHer. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
70 Things I Learned from Having a Brain Tumor- One of my favorite bloggers had a brain tumor. She named it Steve. Steve has since been removed, and Geraldine seems to be doing well. This reflective/humorous/insightful post was fun to read and made me appreciate the many things I can be thankful for in my own life.
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