Friday, April 12, 2013
I've been starting to put it out there, that I'm thinking of going back to school. I think I've found the program that will work for me and my situation and get me where I want to be.
I still haven't decided 100%. I have two options to get there. I just need to decide which one to take.
Meanwhile, I've got a "friend" on facebook. She's one of those people who knows everything and has to let you know that on a regular basis. Well, lets just say she's chiming in with her two bits about all of this. Why am I not doing this at a Canadian University? Have I even looked? How am I eligible for the program? on and on and on.
I'm sick to death of people who assume I'm too ignorant to do any research.
I think it's more about possibly being sick of having non-supportive people in my life. Don't get me wrong. I don't mind the devils advocate that is making sure I'm thinking of different possibilities. But they way she goes about it.
In the meantime, I need to put this negativity behind me and keep moving forward. I need to make a final decision on which program I'm going to take, and where. Hubby is leaning towards UND, mainly because I can do it all through the distance education program. With the exception of two week I'll have to go to the school and study, I can do the entire 3 years from home. On my own schedule.
UofR will take me about 3 years also, but to only get my BSW. I can go to work with that, and work my way towards a MSW. It will take me longer. I will also have to attend scheduled classes, and do some driving. I'm pretty sure I will have to drive to and from Regina in my last year. I will look into when and where the classes are offered before I say this is definite, but I'm betting chances are pretty high that I'll have to drive in for the highly specialized classes to the university. I don't mind driving, but 2 hours each way, at least twice a week (more likely 3x/week). That could be too much for me. I'll not be able to hold a regular job during that time either. I can't expect Hubby to pay all the bills, plus my gas for that.
I just needed to vent. This "friend" has been like this for years. I really hate to do it, but I'm considering removing her from my friend list. I'm just getting so tired of the constant feeling like I have to defend myself and my decisions all the time. Anyhow, I've got a full day ahead of me. Time to get it started.
Okay, that's it. I finally lost my temper with her. Basically told her I guess she must know more than the academic advisors - from multiple colleges/universities and the people from the licensing/registration bodies I've been talking to. Wow. What is wrong with people?
Sorry. I guess this has really gotten under my skin. Guess I need to get rid of this nonsense in my life.