Posts Tagged ‘graduate school’

What was I thinking????

Friday, March 20th, 2009

I feel so over-whelmed. I sometimes wonder how I am making it through with so much going on in life and what the heck was I thinking when I made the decisions I have made.

Currently I am enrolled in graduate school for 11 credit hours. That is just 1 credit shy of being considered full time. What in the heck was I thinking. Lets see… I was thinking that if I do not finish by May I will have to follow the new rules, which means more classes and taking another state test. I was thinking if I don’t finish by May I will not have a summer again this year. I was thinking if I don’t finish by May I may never finish.

Currently I am taking School Law, Educational Research and Portfolio Development. The amount of work required for these classes is mind blowing. Somehow, I am pushing through and making it.

What was I thinking when I decided to get a new job. I was thinking I would be close to home, get some of of the classroom experience, get away from the situation I was in that was horrible. Now I see the grass is STILL greener on the other side, but I am having to learn a whole new county and whole new rules and a whole new job. Then to top it off, I am filling in at another school, so I am doing my job at 2 schools, all for the pay of doing it at one school. What was I thinking. It would have been so much easier to just stay where I was , where I knew everyone and knew everything about the job.

It would be so easy to stay in my comfort zone and never move forward. This is what I was thinking, but I did not do that. I went with a crazy plan to adopt a baby, get a new job, and go to graduate school all at the same time.

At least the adoption is done, grad school will be over in May, and then maybe life can get back to normal.

Random Thoughts

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Life is moving on as it should. Sometimes I wonder when or if things will ever slow down for us as a family. I have not had much time for blogging so today I will post some random updates.

  • Madilyn is now almost 8 months old and doing great.
  • We have received her new birth certificate in the mail as well as the final adoption decree.
  • I finished my Financial Resources class at KSU and am now 3 credits closer to graduation in May.
  • Work got really busy for me. Too busy in fact.
  • Now not only working at Creekview, I am also working at SHS. The lady who does my job their is on medical leave. So I have to divide my time between two schools. It has been challenging, but I am making it work. I think:)
  • I decided I hate my body and how I look. So I have reactivated my Gym membership. Last week I went 4 times. I plan to continue to go on a regular basis.
  • I got a new “Hot” and “Sexy” hair cut. Hot and sexy were the words used by my much younger college classmates. Made me feel good. The style is much easier to maintain and is more hip. Changed my haircolor, it is much lighter now.
  • Decided that short jeans just don’t work and went with average. So now i wear heels with jeans and feel like I look so much better, just by making that change.
  • Spent my entire winter break working on KSU work and myself.
  • Joe Sangel spoke at Rev this morning. He did a great job talking about “Being debt free is Sexy.” David and I are working really working on becoming debt free for our family. We attended a class offered by him last year and learned a lot.
  • Praying about Caleb’s school situation. Tuition at his school is going to be around $8500 next year. This is getting out of our range. Looking at a situation where he may be home schooled part time and in class part time. Cost would only be $250 per month instead of the current $800 a month.
  • David’s business is going very well. He has had to hire several more contractors and work continues to come in.

Need to update more often, but life keeps getting in the way.

Ready for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 14th, 2008

I am so ready for Thanksgiving. I am tired of getting up and going to work everyday. I just want to spend some time with David, Caleb and Madilyn without the worries of work and graduate school.

I am looking forward to going to the mountians and getting away from it all. This will be the first holiday in a very long time that we are not traveling to see family. It will be quiet and I will miss seeing other family members, but we need time to connect and have fun with just the four of us.

I keep wondering when our life will slow down. It just seems that we always have something going on.

3 credits closer

Friday, October 10th, 2008

As of last night I am 3 credits closer to receiving my Masters Degree. I start another class next Thursday. I am so thankful that I have a job that allows for me to work on homework during the day, when I do not have any other task to do.

Graduate School

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

So many people have asked, “why are you going to Grad school.” The answer is I don’t know. I started grad school because once I complete the process I will get a big pay raise. I have not really thought about going into a leadership position, but I might. Just have not decided yet.

The program I am in is a 5 semester program. It is set for a teachers schedule, to earn 6 credits per semester by attending class 1 night a week for 8 weeks from 5 until 10. It was very easy during the first two semester. I earned 12 credits and made A’s in the four classes I completed.

Then I go my new job and had to attend trianing for two weeks this summer and could not attend the two summer sessions. I guess it is good that I did not start the sessions, becuase I would have had to drop out when we had to go to Iowa this summer for almost 3 weeks.

So now I am in make-up mode which means in addition to attending classes on Thursday I have to attend classes on Saturday from 8-4. I had my first Saturday class last weekend, it was a LONGGGGGG day. I will finish the first Saturday class the week prior to Thanksgiving, but will have to pick up another one next semester starting in either Jan or Mar.

I had no problem handling the work load for the Thurday classes, but adding Saturday is another thing. I already feel overwhelmed. But I will be done in May.

The bad thing is if I can not handle taking 9 credit hours next semester and the rest of this semester I will not graduate in May. That will be bad because then I will have to follow the new graduation rules, which will mean that I have to take 3 more classes and take the new state test, because the test I have already passed will no longer be accepted. So I feel the pressure to finish on time.

This too shall pass, and hopefully May 2009 will come quickly.


Sunday, October 5th, 2008

To say we have been busy would be an understatement. Things around the Lloyd house have been entirely too busy.

Mostly it is me who is busy. As you all know I am in a graduate program. I graduate in May, can’t wait. Thursday I am in class fro 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm, which means I get home around 10:30. I had to drop out of school this summer for 2 reasons. First I got a new job (which I love) and I had to attend training for 2 weeks. Which meant missing 4 classes. I was going to go to summer school for the second session, and we got the call about Madilyn. So I did not earn my six credits this summer. Yesterday I started a Saturday class which will earn 3 of my six missing credits. The class starts at 8 and ends at 4. This means David has the kids all day by himself on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Saturday is our only day to shop, clean, and catch up on laundry. Needless to say none of that stuff got done yesterday. So we need to look at our schedules and see what we can change, so that David and I don’t have to stay up late in the night to take care of the house.
To top my busy schedule off, I have been assigned Home Game Football Club Duty. That means I have to sit with the FBLA club as they do face painting. Basically I have to watch the money box. I really do not want to be out both Thursday and Friday nights, but for now it can not be helped.
Keep us in your prays. My Saturday class ends the week before Thanksgiving so maybe for the holidays we will have a more normal schedule. Of course, in Jan. I will have to take another extra class to make up for the second class I missed this summer. I really can not wait until May.