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Friday, August 26, 2011

First Week of College!

So I have made it through my first week of college. And I am still very excited to be there. I can't help but feel giddy everytime I walk in to the building. When I am walking in to the building heading to class and I have by bookbag on my arm, I just get so damn happy! Don't get me wrong my work load is large! Between my classes and working and the studying and homework, oh yeah and of course my family still needs me to be a wife and mother to them.
  But with all the work that is in my life now it's all worth it. I keep in mind that as long as I work hard and get through the next three years my life and my kids life will forever be changed. It's so much more then just the money that this degree will allow me to make, its about completing my dream and teaching my children how important it is to go to college. They are old enough to remember how their lives are now and yet young enough to enjoy the difference that this college education will allow us. I know to some the money that a RN will make is nothing and certainly not enough to get so excited about. But you see right now I am making a little bit more then nothing and we have struggled for so long and I am ready to be done with it. So for us it will be a million times better then were we are now.
  Each teacher have told me that outside of the work that I will be doing in the class room, I will need 6 to 8 hours of out of classroom time for homework and studing. So that is a little scary. I have a 20 page paper due for one class its self. And I have to read like 2 to 4 chapters for each class each week. So I do have a lot of work to do. But as scary as it is and as much as I am praying that I can do it, I am very grateful to have this chance to better my life and the lives of my husband and children.
  I will continue to write the blogs to let you know how it is being 30 years old and going to college while being a wife and mother!


  1. Hi Zena,
    I was just curious how your schooling is going so far. Like you I decided to go back to school at the age of 29. A year later I have since finished all my prereqs. and in October will be applying to a nursing school.
    Although, I am not a wife/ mother I have had various life circumstances that has hindered my education. Hope to hear from you.

  2. I haven't been to school in five years and here I am looking into Edmonton colleges. I'm nervous but this gives me hope!