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ten years of school ends in may.

March 23, 2015

A Facebook friend posted something this morning I found to be quite motivating:

“The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.”

It’s true. I’m working toward a lot of things right now that have very little to do with the things I’d like to do. I need to start making a list of priorities.

On a separate note (or maybe it’s the same note), I am starting college again today for the first time in a couple years. I don’t seem to remember APA style formatting, and I really have no desire to do any assignments or write any papers. However, I was evaluating my courses about a month ago and realized I only have one class left to finish my Associates. I know it’s just a two-year degree, but it’s a degree! I’m kind of tired of putting “Some college” on my resume when I’ve been going to school for almost ten years. It’s only five weeks of my life, and even though I don’t want to do it, education is required for the things I’d like to do later in life.

So, here it begins. Day 1 of the next 5 weeks. Oh, and since I’m kind of poor, I have to use FAFSA to pay for this course. I am only allowed to use financial aid if I am taking six credit hours. Therefore, I have signed up for two classes. I’ll be taking a history course which is my required course, and I’ll be taking a Digital Photography course. I was pretty stoked about this class because I love taking photos, but after having reviewed the syllabus I’m nervous that it’s going to be pretty hard. We shall see.

UPDATE (4/13):

I wrote the beginning of this post on March 23rd and haven’t had a moment of free time to even post it since that date. So, today marks the first day of Session 4 (out of five total) in my class. I’m really eager to be done so I can have that beautiful certificate in my hand and not think about school again for a while. Balancing school and work and non-profit stuff and owning a home and starting a garden and doing a kitchen remodel and eating and life – it’s too much to balance.




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