It’s time. Time to stop procrastinating. Time to stop feeling sorry for myself. Time to stop the excuses. Time to finish what I started.
When my family and I relocated over a year and a half ago, I was only two semesters away from obtaining my Bachelors degree in Secondary English Education. Aside from moving my son away from his educational program and uprooting him from his friends, that was the toughest thing for me to handle. I was 38 years old and already going into the field late in life; this setback could really take a lot more time with transferring credits and different degree obligations.
As I suspected, it did not go well when I tried to pick up where I left off in my home state. I did get accepted into a college in my new state, and most of my credits transferred, but financing was the road block that made me wait an additional year. Because I was not in my new state for an entire year, I had to pay out-of-state tuition costs, which were monstrous. As a result, I ended up having to wait out the year until I was considered a resident.
In that year, I decided to get a full-time job. My job is fantastic! I work in a charter school that teachers children with low-incidence disabilities, albeit in the school office, but still close to the action. I can participate in some activities and learn a lot from the teachers and my co-workers here. This job and its paycheck has afforded my family the opportunity to purchase a new home, and for that I am happy. So, do I go back to school AND work my full-time job simultaneously? Could I do it? For a while, I thought no.