It's been almost two weeks since my last post and for me that's kinda long. I haven't posted because I have been in the process of completing my application to go to grad school. If you follow my blog you know that I'm a teacher. I have two degrees and five teaching licenses in special and elementary education, but I have always wanted to get my master's degree. So, here I am taking a deep breath and praying that I can successfully do this while working full time and continuing to be an active mother and wife to my son and husband.
On my father's side of the family I was the first person to graduate from college. Now, since then my older brother has earned a degree and I now have a few cousins that have earned degrees, but I was the first. My parents always wanted me to go back and earn a master's degree and when I had first started working as a teacher I was way over my head the first three years working. Just trying to keep my head above water and my feet out of the fire. My entire 12 year career has been as a special education teacher in intercity urban schools. Nothing fluffy or easy about my job and career requirements. Then when I met my to be husband I was fully engaged in a new exciting relationship, then a newlywed, and now a mother of a toddler. So, I'm done with the excuses! It's my turn now. This is about me doing what I want to do with my life. Taking care of me!
Many women talk about caring for themselves by usually pampering themselves and taking a break from the stresses of their lives. I want to do something for myself that I can have forever! Spa treatments and manicures will quickly fade and need to be applied and replaced to get the same effect. I have never chosen to pamper myself this way. Maybe I should once in awhile, but at this point I would rather invest my money to advance myself in something no one can ever take away from me.
Please pray for me! If everything goes well I will qualify for the TEACH grant and loan forgiveness for working at a title one school. Once my application gets reviewed and I'm accepted I will be meeting with the financial aide department to discuss my financial package. If everything works out I will have NO money out of pocket! If it doesn't then I have to decide how much more debt we can handle at this time. So, please pray for me! Until next time...