to try to go after my Master's during my first year of teaching? It is a 100% online Master's program through my alma mater, but my mother thinks that I am being stupid for wanting to go ahead and start working on it now. The teachers I work with just give me these "whatever" looks when I ask them; none of them have a Master's so I guess that's why they don't care.... but I don't know. I am not planning on doing anything until Spring semester at the earliest, so I think my stress levels should have lowered by then, but is it kind of crazy for me to be doing it this early on? With this Master's program though, I can take 1 class or 4 a semester... there is no minimum or what not so that's why I wanted to get a jump start and maybe take 1 or 2 in the Spring and then load up in the Summer.