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?