2.25.2010

Back to School

I am now officially a student again. I never imagined that this is what I would be doing at age 25. Besides, I already went to college... right? Sure I did, but the problem is that I failed to study a useful subject and get qualified for any real profession. So, five years later, I'm starting over. Over the past couple of months, while Dave has been working short weeks and I have been doing what I can to save money, we were also thinking of the future. We realized that we can't keep this up forever and we really need to figure out a long-term plan.

So as part of that long-term plan, I am going back to school. I have considered a lot of different options, but decided that I should do something that interests me that will also (hopefully) pay well in the end. Right now, I will just be working on prerequisites through BYU Independent Study. This will allow me to get most of the credits I need to get into my program while not having to worry about daycare... yet. Then hopefully by next year, we will be in a position where I can go back to school full time.

My ultimate goal is to become a sonographer. In order to do that, I will first have to become an x-ray tech. So it will take anywhere from 2-4 years to complete after I actually get into the programs I am interested in. I guess that means that by the time I turn 31, I should have a real profession which will allow me to provide for our family if I need to, and allow Dave a little more flexibility in his work.

Wish us luck... it is going to be a long road and we will probably be poor for a long time, but will be worth it in the end.

5 comments:

The Cranney Family said...

Congratulations. It's a scary thing to go back to school, but so worth it. Hang in there. It sounds like you've put a lot of thought into it, so best of luck.

Tyler and Alicia said...

Good luck, Krissy! I really admire you for making the choice to go back. I know you will do great!

Kristina Carter said...

Good for you! Please call me if you need babysitting. I really don't mind. Then you can study or whatever.

Caitlinp said...

Way to go, Krissy. I often think it would have been smarter for me to go to hair school or something where I could get a job someday. Good luck and enjoy!

jes forrey said...

Congrats & Good Luck Krissy! I admire you for going back. As of now I can't see myself doing anything more with school past CEU! hahahaha Who knows what will happen in the future I might be kicking myself in the butt! Oh Well the Law Firm is treating me well! Good Luck and STUDY HARD!