Yesterday was hubby’s first day back at school since fall 2008! I’m so proud of him for taking the initiative to do something he wants to do: become a paralegal. He’ll be finished with the program in March 2013, and he’ll get his AA and certification. He was telling me what paralegals do (because I had no idea), how they can practice, and even how much they make (more than I expected!) I can tell you that in the 5 plus years I’ve known him, I’ve never seen him do homework. Yesterday, he started on homework that’s not due until Monday. Unbelievable haha. He’s excited and so am I.
I’m looking into my schooling choices also. Unfortunately, I didn’t get back in to Long Beach and Utah didn’t accept me. I registered for the local junior college, but the registration date was so late, I was only able to get 1 class, and because I didn’t find the date that the fees were due, that class was dropped. So I’m now researching online courses for psychology classes. My initial plan was to find a way to get my education without going into debt, but unfortunately that’s not an option anymore. So looks like I’ll be entering the world of student loans.
I don’t get my background interview for the Sheriff’s Department until March, which gives me time to get physically fit (I’ve worked out the past 3 days and burned some wonderful calories). In the mean time, it’s freelance writing all the way. I hate that I can’t rush things but I know our future does look bright with the careers we’re choosing. It’s going to take hard work and dedication, long days and nights, but we’re going to get through this together. Who knows, maybe we’ll go into business with each other.
Did you and your spouse experience career changes in your marriage? How did you support each other?
This is great Briana! I hope all goes well for you in 2012 and that your husband continues to feel this enthusiasm for his program.
Thanks Jan! He’s so excited and it makes me happy to see it.
Hi Briana I just discovered your blog-very nice! Just so you know there is an educational discount of some sort if you do get into Sheriff’s. I don’t think it”s significant and doesn’t apply for every school but it will be fairly local. I can’t remember the details. Son # 1 is in the Dept and mentioned it to me once. Best of luck, keep us posted and definitely get as fit as you can! Karen
Thank you so much Karen! I’m definitely going to look into it. Could be a blessing to wait until I (hopefully) get on the department!
We have both had career changes. I went from working in a salon to running my own business within 2years of our marriage and in the last 2 years switched from hairdressing to blogging/freelance writing/author.
My husband was in warehousing when we got married and after 3 years he did a security course and changed to do security stuff for the government, so big change there.
My husband has always supported me and when it was clear he was unhappy with warehousing we sat down and I asked him to think about what he really wants to do and that we would do whatever it took for him to be able to do that. We only had 1 child at the time, so it was doable.
Good luck with your schooling and things!
Thanks Kylie! I’m hoping everything goes smoothly. If things go well, I’ll be ready for school by February 1.