Jason has done a Summer term and a Fall term this year and plans to continue in the Spring with obtaining his BA in MIS (Management of Information Systems). He’s currently going Full-time and handling it well.
I’ve wanted to return to school for a while, but, you know, I keep having babies. ;o) I took a Physics class a few semesters ago which tided me over for a little while since it was crazy hard and I had a newborn at the time. As the kids get older and I get older I yearn to get back to it. A few months ago I applied for a really great job. The job market in Franklin is really bad unless you only need 8$ an hour and/or part-time work, so when a full-time HR position became available I went for it even though half of my paycheck would go to childcare for the time being. It would get my foot in the door and eventually all of the kids would be in school and childcare would go down dramatically. I didn’t get it (they went with someone who had way more experience then I did), but it kicked up the need to either work or go to school that much more.
My AA affords me a better position, but still not anything I want to do or that pays very well. Better than minimum wage, but not much. You need a BA and cross your fingers the job isn’t in Asheville. My AA is in Business Administration. Although I love management, a BA in Business Management will get me a job running a Dollar General around here. I’ve also lived a bit vicariously through Jason’s endeavors up the corporate ladder and the classes don’t seem as interesting to me for that degree. What I LOVED about the business administration was the writing classes. Since I’ve been blogging for over ten years (and journaling for twice that) perhaps I enjoy writing a bit more than management. Another thing I’ve noticed is that I really enjoy Noah’s age right now and what he is learning in school. I almost want to do his homework for him. I can get a BA in English with a concentration in Professional Writing from the local University and would have my BA and might possibly be able to get a job at the Middle or Intermediate school. Either way the prospects would be better for a solid position anywhere. I would most likely go on to get my Masters and teach at the college level, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself.
This term coming up in the Spring I was unable to find childcare. There is literally only one place for children under two years old and a handful of home daycares, so I will need to wait until Henry turns two in June and can start in the Fall and Lorelei can do Pre-K. I am ok with that, a little disappointed, but I was hesitant to put Henry in childcare so early anyway. Thankfully, there is one class that I can take online at the local community college that will transfer to the University; American Literature. I don’t heart literature so much, so paying less for this class does not bother me one bit. We’ll also get to see what having two college students looks like in our household.
We’re crazy busy already, so maybe taking an online class right now is a good transition. I’m looking forward to it.