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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Go Wildcats!!!

It's my insanely busy time at work so if I don't post as much or comment as much it's just because I'm working or sleeping or sitting in a bar watching barely legal kids get shit faced (not really - they don't do that until we leave).  I love my job.

Anyway, I wanted to come out here and take a minute to tell you what's new in my life.  I've applied to graduate school!!!!  I'm going to Kansas State University's online Master's Degree program for Adult Learning and Continuing Education.  Thank you Mrs. D for the inspiration!!!  You rock.

I've been trying to go back to school for about 15 years.  I have applied and been accepted to four different university's master's degree programs.  Two of them I attended for one semester each.  Every time I'd get going, something would happen.  We'd move.  Or run out of money.  Or I'd get laid off.  Or it wasn't a good time for the kids.  Or it was the wrong program (Turns out I really DON'T want an MBA after all.)  Always something.

I never stopped trying to get there though.  About every three or four months I'd start Googling programs only to be stopped by some obstacle.  The most recent was money.  Graduate school is EXPENSIVE!!!  But I always knew that when the time was right, the right program and the financing and everything else would fall into place.

This is that time.

This is my time.

I'm now working for a company that offers tuition reimbursement.  And since I've now got three in college at the same time, I'm VERY familiar with the FAFSA process for Federal financial aid.  My plan is to get a loan, pay for school and then pay off the loan when my company reimburses me.  Also, the program at K-State is my passion and is totally and completely online so, no matter where I live, I can continue my studies.  I've had to withdraw twice from school because we moved.  Not a problem anymore.

The kids don't need me like they used to...'nuff said.

So here I go.  I once told the hubs that if I ever mentioned going back to school he was to smack me upside the head (I really hated undergraduate school.)  I'm so glad he seldom listens to me.



  1. Oh my gosh....Go YOU!!! So brave. :o)

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  3. That's fantastic!! Congrats on that! Sounds like the timing is bang on this time...the clouds have parted and finally the time has come. That's very inspiring, my friend. :)

    (Sorry I haven't been here lately - usually your new posts show up in my Reader, but it's not happening lately...so was thinking of you today and popped over...missed a few!)

    Anyway, I can't wait to hear how it goes.


  4. Wowza!!! When I saw this in email, I literally said, "YAY!!!"
    So happy you're going back to school, that's wonderful!

    Hope you've had a great weekend, C

  5. EMAW!!!Every man,(or woman) a Wildcat. K-state is my oldest son's alma mater. You go girl!