I was homeschooled when I was younger and because my mom never kept any of our work when I had to enter high school my junior year I was told there was no way I could get the 30+ credits required for graduation because they had nothing to transfer over. I was going to get my GED but just couldn't bring myself to do it. I wanted that diploma, damnit! Well guess what? I have a box of textbooks arriving in 2 weeks through Penn Foster and was told if I did it quickly I could have my diploma by the end of April this year!! I am so excited! DH and I are planning on moving in a couple of months to a larger city and I have already talked to a college there. They told me to figure out my major and get my diploma and if I wanted I could start school in August. Because my husband and I have custody of his 3 kids I qualify for several thousand dollars in scholorships and the lady I talked to believed I would also qualify for a government grant which combined should pay for over half my tuition! I was starting to think I was going to be a SAHM forever simply because I wasn't qualified to do anything that would even pay for daycare. But that won't be the case because I am going to work my ass off and get this done! I might not have a masters by the end of it but I will be able to support my kids and myself if I ever had to do it alone. And even if I don't ever have to do it alone the fact that I could bring in a substantial income and my husband could stop working 2 jobs would be absolutely amazing!
I didn't really have anyone else to tell about this but I had to gush a little somewhere! I always loved school and I get to go back and I'm actually in the running, so to speak, this time! I'm really excited for this!