I know I know everyone is writing something about the kids going back to school, what’s new right?
Well this isn’t about the kids. I know shocker right? Something that isn’t kid related! Gasp! Really though, this is going to be about me.
I had made the decision earlier in the year to go back to college. This was something that I needed to do for me. I am one of those weird people that actually enjoys going to school. Hate writing papers and doing research but I love to learn. It has been 4 years since I graduated college. A lot has changed in that time. I have gotten married, bought a house, and had two kids.
This opportunity to start this journey is terrifying as well as exciting. A lot of my courses will be online so I can be home with the kids which is terrifying because I have a difficult time learning and retaining information that way, more so now that I have kids to take a lot of my attention as well. Sitting my butt in a chair at a school and listening to a teacher droning on and on about topics is how I learn, staring at a computer is not a strength of mine. Getting organized has been very critical for me this time around. If I can’t visually see what I have to do and when it absolutely will not get done. Luckily this time around I know that about myself and can better prepare. There are a lot of moms and dads out there that work full time, go to school full time, and parent children. I have no idea how you do it but you guys are so amazing!
Going back to school wasn’t a hard choice, but it was a choice that I made so that I could better myself. I wanted to go back to school so that I have the tools to do what I want to do in life, my long term/lifetime goals. Being a stay at home mom is amazing and I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to be able to do this, but it’s not what I want to do for the rest of my life. For those of you that do that’s great! Owning my own business is my dream but to do that I needed those tools that I could only get at school.
But goodness gracious the money. School is so expensive! I just can’t believe it. My books alone cost six hundred dollars! One of my friends said that her books will be around one thousand dollars! It is absolutely insane! Companies everywhere want X amount of degrees and so much experience, but it is nearly impossible! With school being so expensive people can’t afford to go so they can get those jobs. Ugh. Excuse the rant…
Life will be incredibly busy over the next little while but it will be worth it. I have already had to stop writing this post several times to calm babies, change diapers, open play doh, and clean up play doh so I can only imagine how often I will have to stop to do my school work! It will be frustrating but I can do it. We can do it. To those mommies and daddies out there going back to school, we’ve got this! Cheers!