Monday, September 3, 2007

Heads or Tails Tuesday *School*



One of my favorite bloggers, Skittles has started a Tuesday meme. It's gonna be lots of fun-so you'll wanna join us right away! If you click on the Heads or Tails logo - it will take you to the post to tell you more about the meme.

This week's topic is School.

Well, since my Fall Semester just started... I guess I can talk about school. But, honestly, I'm not sure what to talk about.

In high school, I graduated 12th in my class. I was in the top ten, but I got Chicken Pox my senior year, and I missed A LOT of school. So, I dropped out of that top ten. Oh well, things happen. I was one of those people who was expected to go immediately to college and excel, but then I turned into one of those people who was "just wasting her potential".

After school, I made many, many, numerous bad decisions. Obviously, I didn't go to college right out of high school like everyone thought I should have. Oh no, instead, I went to the school of 'hard knocks' and 'learning from your mistakes'.

Recently, I found myself at a point in my life where I thought I was ready to go back to school. So, I did. I attend school through a technical college. All of my classes are online, and I really enjoy online classes.

I was doing wonderfully - perfect honors (4.0 gpa) the whole way. Now, after the move and after a semester where I took way too many credit hours during way too much going on in my life, I'm feeling totally burned out. I cut way back on the credit hours that I was taking, because I realized that I needed to give myself a break.

So, I'm 32 years old and back in school. I put way too much pressure on myself to be perfect, but I'm proud of myself for realizing that I needed to be a little bit easier on myself. Sometimes, life itself (lately) is too much on my plate - now, school has started too!

I guess this is one of my more serious and somber Heads or Tails. Sorry!!!

16 comments:

Skittles

You don't have to be upbeat all the time. :)

I didn't know you were doing online college! That's something I've always wanted to do, but didn't know where I should go. So many places aren't reputable.

I know you're going through some rough times. ♥

D...

:::raising hand::: I'm one of those 'just wasting her potential' girls myself. My husband wants me to go to school to get my teaching degree. I know I should, but it's hard working full-time, raising kids, keeping house, etc. I could do some courses on-line and I have thought of that. We'll see.

Good for you for realizing you don't have to be perfect and for going back to school. :)

~*SilverNeurotic*~

Congrats on going back though, that took a lot of guts I'm sure. Hope you have a good semester!

By the way, what's your major?

Bubba's Sis

::also raising hand:: Me too! Totally wasted my potential when I graduated high school. Chose the School of Hard Knocks, myself. No regrets, tho, or else I wouldn't be where I am today, and I wouldn't change that for the world!

Good for you for doing online classes, tho! I would like to do that someday.

tegdirb92

I had a friend tell me the year I graduated from high school to "let life get in the way, there is ALWAYS time for school" and I always remembered that. When I went to college, there were people 50 years old getting their degrees and it wasn't uncommon. In fact, I plan to go back to college after my kids are in school to get my PHD!! Sometimes life gets in the way and that's okay. Just remember one thing....YOU ROCK!! :)

JaniceNW

Misty honey~how are you feeling? I don't get straight A's cuz other things like my kids and marriage need attention as well. I try to do the best I can w/o freaking out.

It takes courage to go back. You're doing good!!!! Hugs.

Rambler

Its never late to study, and your are proving that,
great to see such inspiring bloggers around

bundle-o-contradictions

Let's see, I've been in college off & on for the past 10 years. At the rate I can afford to go, I'll get my Bachelor's in...6 years, when I'm 37ish. If I can get all of the classes I need when I need them. Ugh.

Smalltown RN

you sound like me....so hard on yourself....your own worst critic....I am just starting my first online course...I am glad to hear your experience was positive...one of my other blogging friends told me to be careful about keeping focused....I guess there is a certain amount of discipline that is required....like right now I should be running and doing errands and then checking out my course....by got to fly...

Shaz

Don't be too hard on yourself, adult study is often a lot harder as every day life gets in the way. Stick with it & then you can post a fab graduation pic for us to share x x x

Anna

I graduated #1 in my class (of 34 people), then went to a small church college for 2 years, went home and got married. I think online courses would be ideal - if I can ever figure out what I want to do when I grow up! The kids will be out of high school in 3 more years, and then what am I going to do? I ought to look into this.

It sounds very positive that you have learned to be a little easier on yourself. I need to work on that, too. Sometimes that's why I don't do things that I would otherwise like to do - I'm afraid I won't be able to do it perfectly.

Shan

Online college is great! I got my Master's that way.

Keep plugging away--you will get everything done...and you will be great!

meeyauw

I think many of us go through that, tho. I did. And I have no regrets, I am exactly where I want to be, and you will be too! You're on the right road!

Sanni

I bet you´ll be doing great even when you "gear down" a bit.

Mama Pajama

You're doing a great job! Don't burn yourself out though. Take your time and you'll be so glad you accomplished your goal!

Sasikala Pandian

Pretty nice work.. Is it ok if I link back to this blog from my site? Pls let me know..

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