It's come to me recently that, could I go back and do university again, I would do a business degree. On the other hand, could I go back and study anything I wanted, I'd like to study linguistics.
At the moment, I study Japanese and Spanish and I dabble in Italian. And I just signed up for an introductory, tourist level course in Russian. I don't really have many reasons for doing so. At least not for anything other than Japanese. But I enjoy it, so I do it.
Everyone needs hobbies, right?
So now I'm thinking of going back for my masters. And here's the question: Getting my masters will not immediately benefit my family or my career. In truth, it would probably detract from them in that I'm spending my time and money on myself only. And, frankly, it's a lot of work. But it just sounds…interesting.