I have decided to return to school…
It wasn’t a hasty decision or one that just popped into my head. It was a tiny voice that was in the back of my mind for a while now and after my 33rd birthday, i figured it was now or never.
However, there has been some hiccups. The first thing you must do when going back to school is transferring credits to the new school. Sounds easy, right? WRONG. It seems my decision to have them faxed to my new school has been more of a headache then a breeze. I did the fax option because i wanted it to get there faster; 3 weeks later, the mail option would have already been done already. What is worse is if i request them to be mailed (since the faxing is making them unofficial for something that is out of my control and apparently my old school) I would have to fork out another $25, which i refuse to do. I would rather be reimbursed and pay the $25 to have it mailed but it seems that isn’t how it works. Its a frustrating process that I am still trying to figure out. My new school has been amazing and has been in contact with me giving me a play by play on what is going on. After my transcripts are done, than It’s the financial aid part; kind of scary because I do not know what to expect.
Has this deterred me in any way? Has it made me think “Should i continue?”; yes it has, but I will not give up. As i watch some of my friends on Facebook who are returning to their jobs as a teacher, I started to feel a little envious, a feeling i never felt before but I know this feeling was what is making me more determined to get this done and finish my degree. I not only want to show my daughter you can do anything at any age, but I want to make myself proud and know that I did it. I don’t need to worry about my husband as he would be proud no matter what.
So my message to anyone who hasn’t finished school or hasn’t even started; maybe, you haven’t even figured out what to do yet! Take your time, figure it out and than do it. It doesn’t matter what age you are, what stage of life you are in, you can do it. As much as our culture shows everything needs to be done a certain way or at a certain time, it’s a lie and it’s a lie that i am here to expose. I have had family members and friends in their 30s-50s go and finish school, have kids well after 35, or even get married! Some people don’t even own their own home until later stages in their life. We are not molded to be the same exact thing like everyone else. We are all created differently and God created us to do different things. As long as we have faith, all things are possible.
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.”
Now, go finish your dream… God has your back.