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I finally did it!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

For years I have wanted to get my high school diploma, I finished the ninth grade before I had to quit. I didn't want to take my GED, I wanted the knowledge of the courses etc... I wanted a diploma.
I've spent years researching correspondence courses etc... and always, ALWAYS talked myself out of it.
Last year I made a goal of doing it, but I talked myself out of it because of money.
This year I hadn't even given it a off thought until today. I was sorting through some old bills and came across my info I'd sent off for last year...
I went online to check it out again and found they were offering $100 off tuition if enrolled before the 31st of May.
Soooo I did it. I called and enrolled in a correspondence high school diploma college prep course through Ashworth University! I got to pay 40 down and 45 a month and I smoke that much a month so I vowed to myself... I will quit smoking and start educating myself. A good trade off I think.
I called my husband at work and told him and he said he would quit too.

So the 6th of June I will be 38 years old and a high school student.

Now the nerves and anxiety and second guessing are kicking in... but I WILL do this. I CAN DO THIS! I know I can.

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  • BARBRUCKER1
    That is nothing but wonderful news. You are going to get your high school diploma and quit smoking!!! emoticon emoticon

    I graduated from high school in 1975 and then graduated from college in May of 2006 at the age of 49!!!! So who knows you might get your diploma and decide to go to college. emoticon

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    4070 days ago
  • GRAMMABENJI
    congratulations never too late so do it well
    4095 days ago
  • KLH456
    You GO Girl!!! That is so wonderful. We'll all be pulling for you over the next few months. Let us know how you progress.
    4103 days ago
  • 4MEBFIT2015
    You can do it! What an awesome life style change. Good luck with all your goals! emoticon
    4103 days ago
  • MOM2ACAT
    Congrats! You can do it! You already made the first step, and it's never too late, I am proud of you!
    4103 days ago
  • GINALAUGHED
    Woo Hoo, girlfriend! I'm so glad that your dream is coming true! And quitting smoking is a wonderful trade off! That will give you many more years with the boy!

    I have to say this....I am a homeschooler at heart and I think you have done quite well for yourself. You crochet beautifully, I love your felted bears, I agree with a lot of what you have written politically and you write so well that I always want to come back to read more! Not to mention your book I'm waiting to read!

    In this homeschool mama's eyes you are an educated person! I don't recall reading that you hadn't graduated from High School...I could never tell. You are a natural learner and I KNOW you will succeed in this next chapter of your life!

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    4104 days ago
  • FREEM06
    Congratulations !!!! I know you can do it. emoticon
    4104 days ago
  • ABSDPS
    Absolutely excellent trade off! Congratulations!!!
    4104 days ago
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