September 22, 2008

Manic Monday

The girls are doing so well in school. Some days I'm so busy and others it seems I haven't a thing to do. Heaven and I went shopping and found her wedding dress, slip, bra, tiara and veil. I cannot believe my little girl is getting married. I believe earlier this year I was posting about having empty nest syndrome because she was going to be leaving for college. Now she will be attending the local community college for a couple of years before having to transfer out to finish her degree to teach English.

I have been debating what to do with myself, although I'm not 100% sure that I won't be homeschooling again next year, you just never know. I didn't start college at the Christian School as intended because of the classes. I thought it was a program that I could get a teaching certificate and a bible degree in so that I could teach in any Christian School but this one was bible classes only and wouldn't benefit me anywhere but there. I will be substituting though, actually I'll be teaching 4th grade tomorrow. I do love teaching. I wish our church would buy land and build a fully functioning Christian School. (I'm praying)

I have been contemplating going back to school to take the RN program. The thing that gets me is that I'll need at least 3 semesters of math and science before I can even apply to our local nursing schools. It will take me 4 years to finish, and that is if I passed all classes each semester and I passed the HESI test at the end of each semester. Here, even if you pass the semester, if you fail the HESI you must repeat that semester until you pass the HESI. I have a friend that failed the HESI twice and it took her an extra year to finish. That is a long time and a long commitment. Especially due to the high demand. I'm almost 37 and they only accept a limited # of students each year with a portion being given first to those just graduating and those that are already LPNs. I'd hate to take 2 years of prerequisites only to have to wait even longer to get in.

I investigated attending our local Tech College, the one I graduated from before, I could finish a degree in Medical Assisting in about a year. This would be my fastest option but I called several local Dr.s offices and they don't recommend it. In our area MA's aren't hardly used at all and I would have to travel to have a job. I'm an hour away from three different larger cities that would employ MA's so I'm hesitant to go that route also. Pay start out isn't that high either and with gas prices I just don't see the benefit.

Decisions, decisions.

That and trying to plan a wedding. I really haven't a clue where to start. Right now the big question is where? They want an outside wedding and not a typical church wedding so that greatly limits me. Pray the Lord show us the perfect place to hold a wedding in this beautiful county we live in.

Other than that all is well on the homefront. Oh, other than Roxy. She will be one in November and she still is NOT potty trained. She is in a crate and she is being taken outdoors, I also have pee pads down inside and she uses those too, BUT she still continues to poop and pee in the girls bedrooms. I'm getting to my wits end with her. We all spend lots of time with her, we even took training classes and I've read two books. Nothing is working. I've contemplated trying to find another home for her. That breaks all of our hearts but we just don't know what else to do. sigh...


Tiffany Stuart said...

Sounds like you are busy with wedding and your messy pup.. Sounds like you are thinking deep about your future and school, ect.

I do hope you find God's pleasure every step of the way. He knows what the future holds, He just asks you join Him in what He has planned from the beginning when He created you!

Penless Thoughts said...

You sound like you've got a lot on your mind. Take it one step at a time. I always use the saying, "Inch by inch it's a cinch" and it works for me. My forever friend, Joan, wanted to be a nurse from the time we were kids. She married early and had 3 kids but when her youngest child got in school she went to the university for her nursing degree and has never regretted it.

marky said...

You are busy! As the mom of the Groom at last months extravaganza, I can imagine what you are feeling!
Personally I wouldn't make any big decisions about you quite yet.. that wedding will take a lot out of you!
The substitute teaching is a nice route, since it doesn't fully commit you but provides some income and experience.
God will reveal his plan in due time!

Rachel said...

I sure can identify with your anxiety over school. I went back to school 2 years ago, taking only 1 class each semester to redo some outdated science classes in preparation for the RN program. Here in CA the RN programs are highly impacted and are very difficult to get into. As we speak I am awaiting news if I got in for the January 2009 class. There are 200 applicants for 35 spots and its all lottery. I will be 39 in January and am feeling the crunch to get moving but feel bogged down in red tape...for me just the moving ahead little by little has helped me keep my perspective and keep me moving toward my goal.
You are never too old! And every journey begins with a single step out there and try, even if you don't get to your ultimate goal, some other goal may come into view once you start exploring your options.
Good luck to you......

Rebecca said...

Jenileigh, I just had to tell you that towards the end of your post I started thinking how much your problems with Roxy sounded like our training issues with our 4 year old! Although we recently were able to connect it to the foods she eats. Anyhow, I'm nodding along as I read: "I'm getting to my wits end with her. We all spend lots of time with her,...and I've read two books. Nothing is working." I was so caught up in what you were saying, it took a minute to sink in and then the out loud laughing, "I've contemplated trying to find another home for her. That breaks all of our hearts but we just don't know what else to do. sigh..." I'm still giggling.

In answer to your question about my post; of course, permission to use it. I was actually trying to find something on my blog this afternoon and found myself scrolling, scrolling, scrolling. I didn't realize how long that was! Kudos to anyone who actually got through the whole thing. God had a lot to speak to my heart about, obviously. :) Lots of opportunities to put it into practice today, let me tell you.

On a serious note, I will keep your upcoming decisions in prayer. Lots of changes it sounds like. ~ Rebecca