On a whim, I decided to apply for the MAE (Masters of Arts in Education) program at SAU. I was chatting with Lori this morning about work and realized I only had 2 years left to get my 18 credits to keep my certificate (well, I have a provisional certificate, the 18 credits will give me a professional certificate).
Until now I've been the ostrich with my head in the sand.... ignore the fact that I have limited time to get these credits in. Ryan is still in school and I honestly don't know how we'll afford my $1000/class, so I kind of figured.... I'll deal with it when Ryan graduates this coming spring.
Well, then I started to freak out and decided.... screw it. I need to JUST DO IT!!! So, I applied for the MAE program and called Katie to get the scoop. She started her Masters classes last year and has 2 under the belt. So, we'll pretty much do the program together which will be nice. She said she was able to sign up for classes very soon after applying and that I should have no problem signing up for a class this fall. We decided to take one class on campus this fall and one online in the spring.
AAAACK. I'm so nervous about this. I already feel stretched SOOO thin. Its not like I'm a single woman or even just married.... no. I'm married with 2 kids, a mortgage, a pretty much full time job as well as a part time business, car payments and hell don't forget the student loans. Oh, and Ryan is a student as well and he's gone 2 nights a week with his classes. I am afraid of being stretched too thin but I guess I have no other choice.
Stretch or break, right?
I know I'll make it through and I'm sure others with much more challenging situations have done this. I think this year will be the worst... with Ryan still taking classes. He should be graduating in the spring so that will be nice to have him home 2 more nights a week.
Whew. Big steps being taken this fall. Big steps.