Back to school, Mama!

I was just scrolling through my Instagram feed and came across a post I had written last year on the topic of my lack of education. It brought a smile to my face because I’m happy to say that just a few months later I was able to go back to school.

In September last year I started my first semester of what is called the Pathway program. It is in collaboration with BYU-Idaho and helps you qualify for their online degrees without having to attend the school on campus beforehand. So hopefully after three semesters of doing Pathway I will be able to finally start working towards finishing my schooling!

Pathway is entirely online and pretty slow-paced, so so far it has been simple enough to balance with mom-life. Marcus is such an amazing support and has allowed me all the alone time I’ve needed to do my homework. This really wouldn’t be possible without him!
On the other hand, I can’t say I’m not a little nervous about how it’s gonna go when pretty soon I’ll have a newborn to take care of too. Not to mention that this semester is forcing me to face my mathematical incapacity. Yikes…

But hey, every assignment brings me closer to that funny hat and the piece of paper with my name on it!

I can’t explain how good it feels to be challenged academically again – I know I’m talking like I’m 30 years older than I am… but seriously that’s what years of focusing on diaper changes can do to you. I’m so excited to, along with Marcus, be able to set an example for our children of the importance of education and working hard to achieve your goals. And not that not having a degree makes you worth less but it is going to be such a wonderful and empowering feeling to be finished. More than anything I am going to feel so much more at peace knowing that I will be one giant step closer to being able to provide for my family if suddenly one day Marcus was to get sick or pass away.

Bottom line, to me there are so many more reasons for me to do this to outbalance the many hours of doing homework in between rocking babies and feeding kids that I will no doubt have.