Today is a big day for me, friends.
I'm going back to school.

A brief history of my college life...
I went straight to college after high school.  After two years of college, I chose to get married and move to Germany with Jeremy.  Then, Jonathan was born, and we moved to Savannah.  In Savannah, I returned to college full time and nearly finished my degree in Middle School Education.  Then Jude and two back-to-back deployments (simultaneously) happened followed immediately by flight here we are.

I have 118 credits to my name and NO degree.

Ha! Not for long.

I finally decided that life was never going to lay a seamless path before me and make getting a degree easy for me.  There really is no perfect time.  Thanks to some motivation from Jeremy, I found the best school for me with the online program that I needed and I enrolled.

I feel like it is a great fit.  I decided on Southern New Hampshire University.  And here's the degree is Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing (!!).
It was so exhilarating to officially sign up for this program.  Like a part of me was breathing a sigh of relief..."finally".
I have always wanted to be a writer, but I had always chosen more "practical" career paths, like teaching, but now it is clear that there is no better career for me.  I have the freedom to write from home, wherever we live.  I can still be there for my boys while also dedicating myself to my work.  I'm kicking myself for not doing this sooner.  There's a lesson in here, kids.

This is my first time attempting college online.  I'm nervous, but I'm glad that I made this choice now.  I would gladly accept any suggestions or advice that you can offer.  I have always been successful in school.  I prided myself on my grades and commitment.  I'm not trying to toot my own horn or anything, but teachers love me.  Call me a teacher's pet if you want, but it worked for me.  I'm afraid that I'm going to lose that interaction online.  But what I lack in interaction, I plan to make up for in good-old-fashioned hard work.

Needless to say, I'm nervous.
And excited.
And determined as all hell.

I'm so ready to finish my education.
I'm so ready to start my professional writing career.
Wish me luck!