Thursday, July 14, 2011

Class of 2012


Two semesters. 10 classes. 31 scheduled hours.

That's how much is left for me to complete of my undergraduate studies. I mentioned earlier in the week that I wasn't sure if I should take my last year off and pick back up after the baby is born, or if I should jump in and finish this journey that began in 2007. (Yes, that's right folks. I'm on the 6 year plan) While each choice has its pros and cons, I think I know which way I am heading.

After talking to many people (including a fellow classmate who is currently pregnant) I have decided to finish my last year of school!!! YAYYYY!!!! In May of 2012, I will be able to scratch #5 (graduate from college) off of my 30 Before 30 List!

 via  (How cool is this picture??)

Many things factored into making this decision, with the most obvious being if I could realistically complete these last two semesters with a) struggling with potential prego illness and b) my due date being right in the middle of my final semester. So many people have given me great advice, and I feel that this is the right choice. I would much rather find a way to finish my last couple of classes with a newborn than spend the first year of my child's life consumed with writing papers and studying.

So, I'm registered and ready to go! I'll be taking Research Methods, Data Analysis, Biology 102 (yuck!), Homeland Security and Theories of Criminal Justice. While this is my largest course load to date (hence the 6 year plan) I do have the advantage of taking all of my classes online. I am a distant learning student at Regent University, but even though I don't have to physically attend class, my schedule is very demanding and requires tons of self discipline. The semester begins August 22nd and I can't wait to tackle these classes. I'm am praying for the strength both physically and mentally to complete these classes with fantastic grades and to enjoy myself while I'm at it. 

While we're on this subject, I should probably confess that lately I have been thinking about law school.  A lot.


Call me crazy, but I still feel like I am supposed to do this. I've already planned on taking some time off in between undergrad and law school, so I guess we'll see what happens now that our family is expanding.  This is another reason why I want undergrad finished. If I do decided to tackle law school within the next few years, I will have ample time to study for the LSAT and figure things out.

Last year I wrote about wanting to become a mother and a lawyer and maybe, just maybe this little dream of mine will come true. (Lord, thank you for placing these desires in my heart. Please help me stay focused on you so that your will, not mine, will be done.)


Lauren said...

I think this is such a great decision...and while your live might be crazy for a few months, I think you'll be so glad you did it!

Oh and my little bro is in law school and took a year off from undergrad before starting, he said he wouldn't have done it any other way! Law school is so different from undergrad and is more like a strenuous 8-5 the year off to transition worked great for him!

Domesticated-Bliss said...

Yay! You made a decision! I'm sure you can handle it and hey, if you're still contemplating law school don't let anything discourage you from your dream!

Bursting at the Seam said...

I am so happy that you have made a decision. I bet it is such a relief! I think in the long run you will be so much happier that you finished now instead of in a couple of years.

You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing with us all!

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Congratulations sweetheart!!!! Great decision to finish under-grad school. There is absolutely no reason why you can't be a mother and a lawyer. I know of a few single-parent mothers who completed law school.You already have an advantage that you have a wonderful family unit/hubby. So "go for it", be the inspiration you want for your new baby xx

Rebecca said...

So beautiful! SO happy I stumbled across your blog and found such a lovely site to follow =]

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