Just curious what everyone thinks is a good time in one's life to start a teacher prep program. A bit of a background: It's been a little over a year since I got my BFA, and I'm now working on a career as a graphic designer. I'm not sure if I want to leave my career quite yet, but I am taking the steps towards becoming a teacher (registered for the CBEST in October and studying for the CSET). I also just got a new job that I'm very excited about, and would like to enjoy that for at least a bit. I guess my options are to: 1. Stay at the new job for a year or so, and jump into a teacher prep program after that. 2. Stick with my current career for at least a couple of years, then start a family, stay home with the kids for a bit, and when I'm ready to go back to work, go through a teacher prep program. 3. Stop freaking out about planning my life and just let things happen. So I guess I'm curious as to how the rest of you did it and if it worked out well for you, and whether you would change the timing if you could. Thanks!