Saturday, February 8, 2014

Oh my classes

I thought that I would be able to take one class at a time and still qualify for financial aid, but I was wrong.  I have to take 2 of them at a time to qualify for anything, and I can not afford to get loans for everything.  So two classes it is.

I am taking introduction to meteorology, to fullful a science credit, and introduction to Algebra.  Yes, INTRODUCTION to Algebra.  The simple fact is, I completely suck at Algebra.  It is a concept my mind can not grasp.  I try so hard, and it is just so difficult for me.  I will get it though, I have to pass this class so I can take Algebra.  I cant start taking my Accounting classes without it.  So here I am, taking my worst class ever..lol.  I was bad at it in high school too.  It is the cause of much anxiety for me.  No matter how much it is explained, I just cant get it.
   
I love my meteorology class so far.  It is hard for me to remember the facts, but I think I will do ok.  A lot of reading is involved in this one.  So I will be very busy the next 8 weeks.

I have deactivated my facebook page for a bit.  It was just getting to be too overwhelming for me.  Too much drama, that does not involve me at all.  Maybe I am just growing tired of it.  I will go back to it, maybe in a few days, weeks, or months.  It is hard to say when it will pull me back in again.  I was just taking up too much of my time, so I decided to cut it out for a while. 

Things are going ok.  I still love my new job.  It is exhausting, but worth it.  I am learning so much, and it makes me feel good to bring in a full paycheck again.  I feel like I am really making a difference in my family. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

I love Christmas time, but it can be so very stressful.  This year especially.  Not only am I working full time now, but also taking classes.  I feel like my patience is thinly spread this season.  I can only stretch so far on my time, before I am late for everything.  My assignments should come first at this point, but I find myself putting them off because I feel guilty secluding myself in the office to do my work, when my family wants to spend time with me. 

With that being said, we had an amazing Christmas.  This was the first time in a long time that we were able to spoil the boys a bit.  It felt good.  I know they don't need to be spoiled to be happy, but I wanted nothing more than to get them what they really wanted this year.  And we did.  Financially it has been a rough couple of years, but after me getting a full time job, it is all coming together nicely.  We are catching up on bills, and that feels amazing.  I still stress a little every month, but not as bad.  Our landlord has been kind, but frustrated, and we are finally close to being completely caught up with him.

This is the last week that I will have more than one class for a while.  I decided that two at a time is too much.  My classes are only 8 weeks long, and I do the same amount of work in 8 weeks, that most people would do in 12-16 weeks.  It has been a very stressful few months, and now that I know what to expect, I know not to take more than one at a time.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

So very overwhelmed!

I knew school would be hard, but.....DOES IT HAVE TO BE THIS HARD!  Whew, now that I got that out of my system.

I am taking online classes at American Public University.  I do love it.  It is so challenging, and it it keeps me guessing for sure. 

Write now I am taking and English class, and a Native American History class.  In my English class, I have to write 2 forum posts, and 4 responses every week, plus whatever essay they give us to write.  In my history class, I have to write an essay a week, plus write in the forums, and write whatever additional essays we are assigned, plus whatever reading assignment they have given us..OMG!

haha, with that being said, I really am enjoying it, but I am a bit overwhelmed and I think I will only be doing one class at a time for a while.  especially when it involves writing so much.  I am trying to find a way to keep each class organized on a timeline, so that I do not get confused about what is due, and when.