Posts Tagged ‘back to college’

April First

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

hello april

It may be April 1st to you but for me, it’s April First day of school….again. Well, not MY first day but my main man’s first day!

grad school

Who goes back to college at 48? Isn’t it enough to have 2 full-time college students in one family and another still tinkering with his degree?

Nothing could have surprised me more than when he told me a month ago that he was toying with the idea of going back to school, again. See, I’ve lived with him through a Bachelor’s degree, a seminary degree and a whole lot of pounding the pavement to the career he loves most.

Why go back to school now?

I can’t answer for him but I can give you what I believe he’s thinking in his head and it’s that he wants to be the best. Not in a haughty way, in a qualified sort of way. He loves his job, he’s really good at his job but he feels like something is missing.

For him, it’s a MBA! Not just any MBA either. He wants an MBA in Information Technology. A tough brainiac kind of degree. Or nerd googlygook for squares like me.

No one is requiring it of him, he just wants it. One thing I’ve learned in 25+ years of marriage is that if he really wants something, he will eventually get it. This little endeavor will be costly in many ways; financially, emotionally, time-consuming and mentally. However, none of those costs are anything new to our lives.

We’re always looking to pay the most, work the hardest and suffer the consequences for missteps. It’s just who we are.

grad school 1

I’m not worried. Then again, I don’t have all the reading, writing and studying to do that he does. All while working a demanding job that entails most of his breathing hours and taking good care of our family.

Have I mentioned HE IS SUPERMAN?

grad school 2

He deserves this opportunity and I couldn’t be more proud. It takes a great amount of courage to go back to school with all that he has on his plate. He’s going to need my love, encouragement and support. So, for the next year 2 years whatever it takes… new job is COLLEGE CHEERLEADER!!!

See, we’re both in college!

What is it that you want to do in your life that scares you? Don’t let fear cripple you. GO FOR IT!!! Remember, it’s only temporary. The reward at the end will be worth it!

Nope, not a joke! Totally real. I’m married to a dude in college.
grad thoughts