In case you missed it, I’m going back to college, starting at the end of August, as part of my four-step plan for world dominion success:
1) Go back to college. Finally get a Bachelor’s degree. (In something more likely to lead to a permanent position.)
2) Get a good job with decent benefits, where I am sufficiently valued that I won’t be a faceless, disposable, cog in the machine.
3) By staying on budget, get out of debt, and begin to line the cave with gold (aka, build up a savings).
4) NEVER WORRY ABOUT SUPPORTING MY FAMILY AGAIN.
After meeting with my advisor, I ended up registered for 17 units. Six classes. Basically, everything they’d let me take. That means that in the Spring, I only need to take three classes, all online. I’ll take at least four in order to be “full time”, but having that cushion of space means I’ve got room to take something where if the registrar suddenly figures out I need one more thing to graduate…
By next summer, I’ll have an AS degree in Business Adminstration, and I’ll be ready to do my year at state to get my BS.
To that, this semester I’m taking:
Intro to Databases
Principles of Accounting 2
Principles of Microeconomics
Fundamentals of Speech
Principles of Biology 2 (+ lab)
I’ve got to be on campus for the Speech and Bio classes; I was hoping to avoid it, because campus is 30 miles away, in another county. So it’s classes plus a 45 minute commute, each way, three days a week. At least the trip is beautiful, a winding drive through rolling hills and farmland. And it’s better to do this commute now, in the fall, before winter and five months of snow kick in.
I’m getting closer to actually being able to pay for all this. I’ve secured grants to cover my tuition itself. Not covered? Books. Lots of heavy, expensive books. Even renting them instead of buying them, they’ll run just over $700 for this semester, and I need that money in the next two weeks before classes start. (On top of my usual bills + groceries this month.)
So if you’ve got work that needs doing, email me, maybe?