Holy Thought Process, Batman!

Friday, March 18, 2011

So, hubby and I were talking about my school schedule and our future plans. I'm currently only working 2 days a week and don't have much hope for extra hours in the future. If I take French over the summer at 3 hours a day/ 4 days a week, I could finish the language requirement and focus entirely on my major (plus the other two gen-eds I've been avoiding....) But then I will be in school all summer and have to leave the house by 8:00 four mornings a week (plus there is a week when I will be working 8 nights in a row, then I'd have to go to class four of those days... It's possible, but I'll be drinking a huge-az-cuppa-coffee and an insane amount of Diet Coke (Which, I've been pretty good about not drinking near as much, except at work......)

I need a total of 44 credits to graduate. If I do this, I'll knock 8 out and be able to do 4 classes a semester for fall/spring/fall and be DONE DONE DONE December 2012.... If I don't do this, I can plan on being DONE DONE DONE May 2013... I'm so torn, because I really really want to be done with school and Hubby said, "Getting done sooner will help your argument for having a baby sooner." Yeah, he said that. We've been going back and forth about kids for the last two years, and it makes sense to wait one more year, and then start trying... If I only have one more semester, I can even go to school while pregnant *knock on wood* and still be done before Junior comes along. Otherwise, I'd probably wait until after I'm done or close to being done with school.

I don't know, it's causing high stress and panic. On one hand, it's an extra 2k for a summer of stress but on the other hand, it will get me out of the house more regularly and get me so much closer to graduation and a small addition to our family... Plus, once I have a degree, I'll be more wanted by people... right? Please tell me I'm right, because this has been an obnoxious ride...

I can register starting tomorrow and I may sign up and if I get too stressed out, I can always withdraw without penalty. But holy hannah, I need advice. HELP! emoticon
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    44 credits is all that stands between me and the little piece of paper stating that I endured. Leslie, I love hugs! :)
    3706 days ago
    emoticon is all your gonna get outta me.

    I didn't do things the way you are ...so you are probably gonna make tons more money than me! I went to school for a year, got married, stayed home with kids for 10 years and went back to school, didn't finish degree and went back to work.
    3706 days ago
    I heart you so much! Another plus is hubby got 2k more on his bonus than he was expecting, so it wouldn't screw up our finances too much right now. I've already applied for FinAid for the 2011-2012 year and if I get it, it would sink us farther into interest free debt, but it would slow down the growth of high interest debt. I've emailed my current French prof to see what she suggests for me....

    But yeah, I've been making that list a few times. Hubby did say though, that any junior we had in before he got his masters, I would pretty much have to raise as a single parent until he was done....
    3706 days ago
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    Well since I am a crazy person who has an unhealthy love for lists, it seems as if this is the breakdown for summer school:

    -school during the summer instead of happy fun time
    -hardcore work/school days
    -high monetary cost of school

    -get out of school faster because of language requirement completion
    -baby sooner
    -better job prospects, which means more money
    -high productivity level during the summer

    To me, it seems like the cons are merely kind of a pain - the pros are more beneficial than the damage the cons would do. I SAY DO IT!

    (Plus, I want to see you pop out a freaking gorgeous baby! Yeah, that's right. I'm biased.)
    3707 days ago
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