I decided that I want to work toward a PhD in AI. I know it won't be easy, but I think that it is what I want.
I have a long road ahead, and that's before I even apply to a single PhD program. I need to learn to do research. This is my biggest roadblock. It was my weakness back in college, even while earning my Master's. I also need to be published in some way. That would go a long way toward getting me accepted. Then I will need to research PhD programs. And I want to get my current student loans out of the way before taking on more.
Yes, a long road indeed.