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Monday, July 20, 2009

Going Back to School

One more piece of paperwork and I shall completely embrace a lifetime of stupidity and para professional positions which only pay ten dollars an hour. Today I had to request a transcript, I still have to get my family doctor to write off on the fact that I'm in good health, and filling out the FAFSA should be reserved as punishment for people who kick kittens and trip old ladies. No wonder the USA is behind the rest of the industrialized world in education. The paper work alone is enough to make you reach for that vest at WalMart.

But then of course you have to ask yourself, "How much do I want this?" And I must admit I really do. For years I've thought about the feasibility of getting a second degree, as has my husband, but it always seemed like we didn't have the time or money to put into the endeavor. Throw two or three kids into the mix and and the crush of commitment is suffocating.

At some point, the family will sit down around the kitchen table and talk about how this will affect their schedules. Correction, my teenage daughters will complain about how this will ruin their lives! The good old days of mom working from home are virtually over and for the next three years, I'll be working during the day and going to class at night. They'll have to assume more responsibility, which means I'll be even crankier because my house will be even messier.


Anonymous said...

Funny you should talk about going back to school. I was just now studying algebra one for purposes of recognizing the math problems on gre. But as I understand it these are not math problems on gre: four choices: greater than, less than, the same or not enough infor to make a determination. You still need to know Algebra 1. Studying for your GRE is good for the mind and soul: not to mention "going back to school"....

Mom's Nag Pad said...

It's amazing how much math I've been reacquainted with since I started teaching adult ed. I'm now a wiz at fractions, but I need someone to take me by the hand once we get to algebra and geometry.