Good morning everyone!! I thought I'd let you guys in on a little something that I've been planning for a while now and I have finally made the decision. I've decided to go back to school! I'm really excited but nervous at the same time. See, I went straight from high school to work for my dad's lumber company. I took a semester in graphic design about 8 years ago and I took a few months of cosmetology school...but it's been almost 10 years since I had to even think about integers and algebra and fractions!! Oh my!! I got a real reality check when I started studying for the placement test. Yikes!! I forgot what it was like to study for a test. I can't believe how much I've forgotten! It's so funny because I used to tutor math when I was in high school! Okay so I tutored general math just for an easy class...but that's besides the point.
Of course, as I get with every event in my life...I'm excited about new outfits and school supplies!!! I will have to have something cute to carry my books in!! How about this cute flamingo tote from Anthropologie?? So adorable!!
Or this bag from Coach. Sigh...Rather pricey for a bookbag...but hey, I'll be carrying it often! A girl can dream right? That's what I love about blogging! :)
Coach pencils??? Yes, please!!
Anyway, I am going to school for teaching. I am torn between teaching early childhood or special needs. My heart is telling me special needs but I'm scared to death! It's such a huge responsibility but I really feel like that's what I should be doing. There are so many things throughout my life that has led me to that. I am just deciding to follow this a little late! Better late than never though I guess! Since I don't have any credits, I will be taking 2 years at a community college then transfering to the university for the last 2 years. I am hoping I can go full time while still working for my dad. He says he will definitely work with me so I'm thankful for that!
The next obstacle is money! The fact that I don't have any. Hahaha. I am really praying that I am eligible for grants or scholarships of some sort. As soon as I take my placement test, I will meet with an advisor to talk about money and enrolling. I think summer classes start in July so I need to hurry. I'm sure I can get loans but I would like to get as much free money as possible!! Of course...who doesn't? So do y'all have any advice on grants, school, teaching...? I'd love to hear what y'all think and get some inside scoop!!