Sunday, July 11, 2010

I graduated from college (the first time) in 1995. My oldest (and only at the time) was 6. We tried to get pregnant again, but without much success. Then in 1996, we tried Clomid. That stuff would have turned Mother Theresa into a screaming Bi-otch! We gave up, and I enrolled in college to get my master's degree. Only to find ourselves pregnant a few months later. I could not manage work, parenthood, pregnancy, and college. So I finished my term and went on hiatus.
We had a lovely daughter in the Fall of '97. She was early and had to fight for her life. She is twelve now and looking quite glorious. In 2001, I started back to finish my Masters degree. Only to find myself pregnant again. My youngest daughter was born the end of 2002.
I finally finished my Master's degree in 2005, eight years after I began.
In 2007,  I began a year-long process to get certified in gifted education. I finished in 2008
Last August I started my next college degree, Educational Specialist. I do not recommend completing a college degree in 11 months, especially while working a full time and with a family.
Less than an hour ago I finished my last assignment for my degree. I have to present them both in the next 8 days, but I am almost officially done with college.
All I can say is, "It's about damn time."

3 comments:

Laura said...

I am glad I did not go to that college if it caused pregnancies like that.

And congrats to you! Awesome.

Harper said...

Way to go! With kids that are 16, 12, 7 and 3 - I am a habitual college delayer. I want to be like you when they grow up.

Jerry in Indiana said...

Congratulations!