2013-2015: Teach and live in NYC with Laelena. Complete 4-year TEACH grant commitment (celebrate). Rub elbows with public education progressives. Spend at least one summer volunteering (or getting paid) in another country.
2015-2016: Teach and live near D.C. Get National Board Certification. Meet Obama (Obama '12, whoo!). Reevaluate life. Celebrate 28th birthday. Look into PhD/EdD programs.
Just gotta set this in blog-stone before I chicken out or -- worse -- get too settled in one place.
As I write this, I start to wonder if I should give myself a 2-year grace period for each stepping stone. Then I realize -- duh, April! The whole point of setting this in blog-stone is so I don't make excuses for myself!
Step 1: Do it.
Step 2: Figure it out.
Step 3: Be happy that I did it.