To start I love learning and I love my field I am working in. I also have enjoyed the limited number of times I have been able to teach.
I have an MS in Computer Science and I have been working full time now for 10+ years. I am considering a future career in Academia as a teacher and/or research. Does anyone have suggestions of things I could do on my own to help decide on whether or not this route really is for me?
Also, I have looked through questions, but I have not seen this particular question answered well.
Is it possible to pursue a PHD while working full time?
I completed my MS online through Drexel University, so I believe I have the personal motivation.