Monday, June 05, 2006

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

OK. So I know that breaking news isn't supposed to be done on your blog, but, I'm kind of a renegade that way. Besides, the only people it's really a secret from, is my parents.

So to the titles of; Wife, Mother, Bookeeper, Chauffer, Part-Time/Occasional Work From Home Dispatcher, Groundskeeper, Housekeeper and Blog Lady Extraordinare, I add the title of: Student.

See? I really am Mom of All Trades.

Yes Mom and Dad, you read that right.

I'm starting college.

Really and for sure.

I was gonna wait and tell you once I graduated, but I figured you might not believe me.

I didn't start out thinking "Gee, I ought to go to college". I told my parents when I was in seventh grade that I wasn't going to go to college. And I've really been quite OK with my decision. It hasn't really prevented me from doing anything I wanted to degree required for changing diapers and wiping noses!

Anyhow, I was just going to fill out a FAFSA for myself and see if I qualified, since I was doing them for E and M anyway. But I wasn't going to college. I went ahead and filled out the application to go, but I wasn't going to college. I took the COMPASS test, but I wasn't going to college. I went to freshman orientation, OK, yeah, I might be "taking some classes". But today, oh today. I sealed my fate and registered for fall semester. A whole 16 hours worth of classes made their way onto my schedule. I guess that means I'm going to college.

And the schedule I managed to procure (see, sounding smart already!) should allow me to continue homeschooling the kids AND not disrupt the life of my family and friends to a great degree.

So, high ho, high ho, it's off to school I go!


Jennifer said...

WOW! I don't know you and have only just started reading your blog recently (thanks to Barefoot in the Garden) but I am very impressed and wish you all the luck in the world. I went to college for 4 years, but got very sick in the last weeks of school. I have been 3 papers short of graduating for nearly 10 years.
Congratulations again!

Nettie said...

I tried multiple times last night to be the first to wish you congratulations last night, but blogger was being such a bugger! I think it is fantastic you are going to college now. And very brave. I've thought about heading back, myself, but its been so long it is a bit intimidating. I can't help but think that the life experience you have had will enhance your education in ways that the kids fresh out of high school cannot manage to have. I wish you luck and look forward to hearing about your experiences!

Gabriela said...

Wow, that is awesome! good for you!!!! I love school so much, I can't wait to go back.

JD said...

Oh this is too fun!! I am waiting for my application to be completed to go to a local University too. I have been going FOR_EV_ER and I love that you are going back!!