I know I haven’t posted a lot lately, but I have a good reason. I have been putting my utmost concentration on finding a school that I could go back to completely on-line so that I could get my degree.
Truth is, I attended a local technical college after I graduated. I stared off going into nursing. I had big plans. I wanted to become a nurse, then a CDE, then maybe even an endo. But I got to my first anatomy class and I failed it. So, instead of trying again and this time getting more help with it, I just gave up. I never knew of anything else I ever wanted to do. The question of “who do you want to be” was always asked of me, and nursing was the only response I ever gave. So, I thought maybe if I took the summer off and tried to “find myself” a little more and find out what I was good at and what could be expanded upon in higher education to make a decent living, then I’d go back in the fall and change my course goal.
But fall came and went, and I had to get a job because I was then off of my mom’s insurance, and I couldn’t get back on. So, I stayed in little jobs until I got where I am now… an insurance agent. Not where my dreams would have taken me, but I like what I do just because I still try to see it as helping people. Of course, it’s not so grand when people come in chopping my head off because their rates increased while – lo and behold – they got some sort of speeding ticket or at-fault accident on their record. But as you all know, I’m just in it to take everyone’s money. (/sarcasm)
Since knowing Erik, he and his family have been trying theirÂ darnedestÂ to get me to go back to school. I have always resisted because I still didn’t know what I wanted to do. Not to mention, how on earth was I going to do that and have a job? I wasn’t going to go at night because that’s just creepy (oh so many horror stories come to mind instantly!) But he has kept pushing and kept pushing.
Also, for as long as Cherise has been over DSMA, I have been helping her with designs… logos, web page, whatever she needs. In doing that, I have found that I absolutely loveÂ making graphics on the computer. Whether it’s her or myself, I could sit (if allowed) for hours just making stuff.
Not to mention, I’m tired of , when being asked “where did you go to college?” and “what’s your degree in?” and “when did you graduate?”, I have to answer “(School name), nursing, – but I didn’t finish.)
So, I have decided to bite the bullet. I have re-enrolled at tech and am starting at the end of the month. I’ll be going back part-time (which I know will take twice as long, but, hey, I coulda graduated 6 years ago if I had stuck to it). My major is now an Associates in Arts, and after I finish it, I want to take a few courses specifically for Adobe Creative Suite, then – who knows. Â I just know I have to get something more under my belt than just a high-school diploma as far as education goes.
I don’t know how on earth I’m going to do this. Being a mom of a 9 month old, having a full-time job, wife AND everything else under the sun with D-management?? What am I thinking??? Prayers much appreciated, please.