I have a new title. Not only am I a divorced, working, blogging mother but I am also now a student. And, as if that wasn’t enough, I’ve added on another job title at work, which means I’m working two jobs in my 40 hour work week. I decided it was time to make some changes and, well, I tend to do these things all at once. I’m impatient like that.
I’m getting my degree through the University of Phoenix. They have a program that works for people who can’t afford to leave their jobs to go to school and have very little time to actually attend school in a classroom. (Also, I detest the classroom. I am terrible at following along with lectures.) The program is entirely online and so far it’s working out pretty well for me. The best part is that my employer will reimburse me for about 75% of the costs!
I haven’t taken any classes in about six years, so this is a bit of a transition for me. Still, I’m settling in and so far school work is not interfering with my home life much other than making me a little extra tired. I’m thankful that Jack is fairly low maintenance at this age (at least compared to the baby days) and generally allows me a decent night’s sleep, otherwise I doubt I could do this. There is still some worry that I may be putting my own needs ahead of my son’s, but I also know that my education can have a very positive impact on Jack, as well. I am hoping the good influence outweighs the small amount of time school takes away from my time with Jack.