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Going back

I never finished college.

Man, that really sucks to see this written out on my laptop screen. I had an opportunity to attend school (for free!) but never took complete advantage of it. At one time, my father had worked for a community college in Monmouth County, NJ and one of the perks was that his children could attend classes at no charge, just the cost of books and supplies. I don’t recall the full details about the arrangement.  I think it may have been to take up to four classes a semester.

I could KICK myself for not completing school. It is the one true regret that I have.  I catch myself shoulda, woulda, and coulda-ing all the time. I know there would have been better job opportunities, more money… and it goes on and on and on… I am all over my girls about the opportunity of continuing their education. Eldest has finished her first year of college and I’ve got Youngest heading into tenth grade. As young women, they will need to be at the top of their game in regards to education and training.

So, in order to make some positive changes for myself, I decided to enroll back in college. It’s a different community college than I had previously attended but I believe the few classes I had taken will be easily transferred to here. I am strangely excited but yet completely nervous. It’s been 27 years since I had graduated from high school and 18 years since I had last taken any type of class in a classroom setting. Seriously, I am still helping Youngest with some of her homework!

Maybe she will be able to help me with mine.