Thursday, April 15, 2010

Back in school

When I was in high school, I just didn't have plans of going to college. I didn't think it was for me. I thought I could just hop up with a high school diploma and get a job on my smart wit. But I was determined that I wasn't gonna just sit around the house and do nothing. I had to do something. I have two older sister who are 10 months apart from each other. Yeah, I know, when my mom went for her 6 week check up from having my oldest sister, she was pregnant with my second sister. I'm sure stranger things have happened. (This is another blog.)

So growing up, I would often times hear my mom telling my older sisters that they gonna have to find something to do after graduation. I didn't want my mom to have to tell me I had to leave, so I thought that if I just went away to Job Corps, I would be OK. Well, little did I know that Job Corps was for people who were looking to get a GED; so they let me work there at the switchboard for a little while. Time flew and after I became older, I put myself through Junior College and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree. That was like the best thing ever. Me? College student? Wow! Hubby was ecstatic and excited at the same time. It took some hard work, and plenty of nights sleeping with those books on my chest.

Well I am at it again. I am a student again. This time I am going for my Bachelors in Criminal Justice. When I went to get registered yesterday, my advisor told me that she had one class I needed to take and that it was being offered in the summer. The thing with that is that there was only one spot left. So I asked her if she could register me while I was there because if I had to drive home and register, I knew it would be gone. So she did. Thank you Lord for small favors. So I will be taking two summer classes beginning in June. (Keep me in your prayers. Heck, I'm praying now) One of the classes is a weekend class. WHAT!!! Give up my weekends? When I realized it would only be for 3 weekends and then I'll be done with one class, I thought to myself that I could do this with God's help.

This weekend class will meet on Fridays from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. but my Saturday and Sunday classes will meet from 9:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. I had to make sure I read that right. I looked at the paper, then I looked at my advisor. I looked back at the paper and looked back at my advisor and I said, "Saturday, not a problem...but a Sunday class?" Okkkk. So to my church family who are reading this, when you don't see me three Sundays in a row, don't think I am MIA, I'm just making it do what it do. So once that class will be ending, I will then start on my Tuesday and Thursday night class from 5:00 - 9:00 in the evening for six weeks. I can do this. Help me say it, I can do this!! I don't think God has brought me this far to leave me and I've come this far to turn back now.And those classes were not cheap either, so if you all want to donate to my studies, just let me know and I will send you my address.

It's a whole different ballgame trying to go back to school when you have kids, hubby, work, church, and extra things going on, (ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT) but I don't want to feel like I'm out there alone on this thing. Throw me an encouraging word every now and then, come and do my homework for me or pretend you are my twin and sit in class for me if you like, but if you should see me and it looks like I'm half sleep, the chances are that I probably am. Now if only I can find some cheap books. Tally-ho!

Lovingly yours,


  1. Good for you!! Cheap books - try Instead of buying them you rent them for the time you need. Good luck!

  2. You go girl. I know you really mad cuz you gotta put that Pole up for a lil' bit. It's okay, we have all been there. YOu can do it! I am rooting for you..send me a list of the books..I might be able to help with some.. I collect things..