The perfect pick-me-up
I am still working on a couple of assignments that are due tomorrow and knew I needed some energy to get through it, of course, I take the bad route (caffiene) and after picking up the kid from school, drove to the coffeeplace nearby. In celebration of Fall, I decided to try a Gingerbread Latte and decided to accompany that with a slice of some homemade Pumpkin Bread that I made last night. Pure heaven.
On school...this block has really done me in. I mean, unless you're majoring in Economics, who actually understands "Economic Theory"?? Or "Political, Legal, & Ethical Issues in Business". The latter was actually an elective to gain 3 more points towards graduation, but since I am a Business major, I figured it would be best to take this course. The only problem with that is, every "block" (which consists of two classes) is 9 weeks long. Trying to learn Law 101 in the Business World in 9 weeks is no easy feat and is actually quite harder than I thought it would be, but I am plugging along, and trying my hardest. I just have to remind myself that after this block I have a three week break, and then I have one block left of school. After that, I will finally have obtained a degree after almost 10 years of being out of high school (Class of 1997, yeah! Hahaha). It's an Associate's, and it's better than nothing, but the gameplan still remains. I plan on taking 9-12 months off to look for a job that is full-time and get myself integrated in the working world again (and trying to get my daughter used to the idea that Mommy is not going to be a stay-at-home mom much longer). My goal is to be able to go to school part-time, and pay out of pocket. The very thought of taking out anymore loans is not only discouraging, but a scary thought. I don't want to spend the next 30 years paying off student loans. I'd rather spend 30 years paying off a mortgage.
It's a good debt, no? I keep trying to tell myself that.
In the meanwhile, I am plugging away, with the help of caffienated beverages, moral support from my loved ones, and a nice grade-point-average (3.69 isn't too shabby, but I'm aiming for a 3.71 before I graduate, however, I don't see it happening at this point).