Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Back To School

When I started college in 2006 I never thought I'd leave without a degree.

And I didn't.

Just not the degree I wanted.

I graduated in 2009 with my General Associates Degree. I only had 2 more semesters (going full time) until I would've graduated with my BS in Communications, but because of our precious little Preslie Pie surprise (does that sound like a diner menu item?), I knew I wouldn't be able to finish on time with Cody like we had planned. So I was happy (ok, not really. I actually was pretty bummed..) to finish with my associates. I was truly happy to at least finish with something.

After I graduated, I told myself I'd get my Bachelors by the time I was 25.

That's (eeeeeek) 6 months from now. Ok, really 6 months and 3 weeks. So almost 7 months. Which doesn't really make me feel that much better. (Mostly because I'm afraid of getting older. Not so much because I haven't started at ALL to work on my degree goal.)

But yeah, I haven't started yet.

Today I called the nice girl at BYU-I and asked if I could still get my degree in communications from them online. I knew I'd have to do it online since I don't live in Rexburg anymore, but I was worried they wouldn't offer the classes I need to finish, since most of the online classes offered are more general. I didn't want to have to transfer to a non-church school since I've taken so many religion classes and...I just love BYU-I. Honestly, I don't even want to get my degree from BYU. I love BYU-I!!!

She told me I absolutely could get my degree in communications online and I'm SO excited! I really didn't want another general studies degree when I've studied so hard in one area that I love. I want people to know I love it! I feel like when I say I have a general associates degree it's like saying I don't know what I like and I have no interests and I'm totally vanilla.

I'm totally not vanilla.

I haven't x'd off the BYU-I web page that has all the classes listed because it makes me so excited looking at it. I'm sure when I'm actually in the thick of things, I won't be so excited...But right now, I love it! If you really know me, you know I LOVE all things school supplies and paper and pencils and new and smelling like school and it's just so wonderful and exciting and I can't wait to get started.

I would say I'll for sure get my degree by the time I'm 30, but I'm not ever turning 30, so that would be a lame goal.


Beth said...

Yay for going back to school!! I got my bachelor's in vanilla...i mean university studies, because I didnt think ian and I would ever end up out here and I figured a bachelor's was better than nothing! I was only a semester shy of graduating. They didn't offer any other bachelor degrees online last year or i would gave finished english. And we are out here again, of course haha! I'm happy you get to finish what you love and not settle!!!

Beema said...

Congratulations Susie! I'm so excited for you - and at the same time you make me so laugh and cry at the same time - cuz the only alternative to not turning 30 is not turning 30 and I want you to be around til you're 90, so please turn 30 when it's your turn!! :)

Amy said...

YAY for going back to school! I would like to go back and finish my PhD by the time I'm 35, but if I get it done by 40 with the 3 kids I'd be super happy.

BTW Vanilla is not plain. Vanilla is awesome! I recently discovered the greatness that is vanilla. There are several different kinds with different tastes. So far my favorite has been Bourbon-Madagascar Vanilla Beans. I am making some bakers strength vanilla with some of the beans I bought back in Dec. When it's done I will send you some so you can taste the awesomeness that is vanilla.

jonandalicia said...

Good for you! It will be an even greater accomplishment because you are doing it with 2 kids! I am very excited for you!

Barnes Family said...

Back to school, back to school

Very ambitious...(sp???) (maybe I should go back to school). Props to you girly!!!

Barnes Family said...

PS - I agree with Amy....vaneeeella is de best!

Kellie said...

good for you! that's awesome that you can get it all done online!


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