Four months ago, I wouldn't have thought I'd be thinking about this, but... I'll put this in engineering terms. Given: 1. 46 years old 2. Successful first career complete; small pension (pays the bills, but barely) 3. Aerospace engineering and business (finance) undergrads 4. Six months from graduating with an MBA + IT (BA) masters 5. Opportunity to switch to MS in Space Systems and Operations Management; would require an additional year of study. 6. Option to do MS now, or after finish the MBA/IT. Find: 1. Optimal career path. Additional information: 1. I enjoy school! Funds aren't unlimited, but will run out in about 2.5 years. 2. I'm pretty good at teaching, and enjoy it. Was a corporate trainer, and second in that department, among other things. Was thinking of possbly continuing to a PhD. 3. I enjoy science, physics, engineering, pretty much anything technical, but anything with rockets, jets, or wings get my attention. 4. I've a lot of untapped "artsy" in me, and a couple of photos are on sale in some local frame shops. 5. #1's not a job. 6. I've a knack for explaining things to those who're having a difficult time understanding it, and I enjoy doing so. 7. While I have an intellectual bent towards "rockets and rayguns," it barely held my interest in college for me to graduate. I'm not all that interested in business, either, and fear an MBA might stereotype me. 8. I've had a lot of experience in IT, even a few courses (MCSE), but not much more. I know how to design them, put them together, load balance them, design, implement and test databases 5x5, but it was more of a case of "you're the one who seems to have all the answers - you're in charge." 9. What I'd really like to do is make a living writing multi-genre techno-thrillers, but I find myself diverted answering questions, countering wrongs, or trying to raise awareness of fringe, but scientifically-based possibilities on message forums such as this one. 10. I'd love working with the likes of the next Rutan. Not much pay, but an opportunity to pool talents/experiences/education and really do something extraordinary. 10. I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up! Feedback? Any is welcome.