Thank you Kris for addressing something I find so true in my life. “Why go sideways when the path forward is there already” is what a prof told me back in grad school. I was 3 credit hours from having a BS in history and political science at the time, and wanted to finish it. That was a wise poli sci prof that questioned my wanting to finish that BS when I could get more done with the graduate classes and have credits I could use to teach it at a under class level if that was an option in my future. I thank him now for that sage advice.
My life is built on a series of “failures” and leaving things “unfinished”, but hey, I have my MA now don’t I? One day I will use it! 😁❤️