College Books

Note to self: Never order them online. Spend the extra money and go straight to the campus bookstore.

Why?

Because, I’m just finishing week two back into school and I still haven’t received one of my books which I need for the quiz that’s due this Monday!

I went to check the status, the book is still in Chicago on its way to Cali.

yikes!

On a brighter note, I’m really enjoying my Anthropology class. It goes hand in hand with my second class which is Study of Race, Ethnicity & Culture in Development.

I’m so happy, I got the Anthro class online.
I love online classes.

I do really well independently.

 

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Do it Afraid

Over and over again I have come to realize that confident¬†people are people of courage. They go ahead and do things even when they’re afraid. Courage is not the absence of fear but it’s doing it regardless.

Going back to school has been that for me. Leap of Faith. Going against my fears. Things have changed on campus. I’m not a teenager anymore. In a classroom setting there is only one or two other moms other than me. It’s a been intimidating but also empowering.

I’ll I can think about is “I can do whatever I need to do through Christ who strengthens me.”

I’ve been here as a single student, engaged student, married and now a mom. There is an inside joke on campus that I will graduate one day with my kid and it might just become a reality. I’d love for my daughter to attend my graduation. When that day comes, I hope to be able to take her on stage with me.

I’ve never felt this urgency to finish college before.

 

 

 

 

1st Week of Back to College

Wow! Things have changed. It’s been two years since I’ve been in a class room sitting and this week I went back to college as a senior, as a married woman and a mom with 36,000 students on campus and during a time of major budget cuts, decrease in classes and professors and almost no advisors on campus.

I pretty much had to do my planning for the next two semesters.

I walked around campus more this week as a student than I did as an employee here for the last year. I had forgotten how much paper work is required and how much I gotta HUSTLE.

So far I’m enrolled in 2 classes. One of which is ONLINE. I love online classes. I do really well independelty.

I got my chair advisor to sign my graduation form and now I need the Grad evaluator to sign off on it before garduation date becomes offical.

Back to School

Oops, I did it again! I’ve lost count how many times I’ve taken a semester off here and there and returned back to school one more time! I did it again. I officially took a break during pregnancy, almost two years ago. Today was my first time in class since then!

When I started college at 18, I was the newly freshman looking around and noticing a few moms here and there & wondering how they managed school with full-time jobs and family responsibility. Well, I’m about to find out.

I’ve pretty much done my life the other way around, and complete opposite of what our society considers the “norm.” It’s worked out pretty good for me. Now that I have my MRS and MOM degree, just maybe, I can FINALLY get my BA.

Say a little prayer for me to stay focused and on course to reach the prize!

xoxo

El