Thing one: I’ve started my research and got some books in and am very excited and terrified. I’m giving myself one more week of research and then I’m going to go and approach the appropriate people and discuss the possibilities. After that I’ll let you in on what I’d like to do.
Thing two: I printed out some practice tests and am going to have to do a whole lot of studying. Thing one, if I pull it off, will let me know whether or not thing two is a good idea. Thing two is much more in the future (at least a year) but it will take planning and studying to get there.