Welcome to the beginning of my end.
After a 7-year "break" from all things "college" (not really, I still read/write/ procrastinate like a madwoman trying to finish a paper, but I digress) I have finally reached the point of absolute crisis.
I've had nightmares (mostly where I'm 30-something but still in HS trying to take enough classes to finally graduate). And although I'm quite happy with the daily rigors of pharmacy technician-dom, it's not my true passion. WRITING is where it's AT for me. LITERATURE is where it's AT for me. LEARNING is where it's AT for me.
So we can all say it together:
Get thee to school, young woman!
I've calculated and stressed over transfer credits and classes completed and current requirements enough to map out a relatively solid plan. Will I be a college graduate by the Summer of 2009? Only time can tell. But I am going to do everything I possibly can to make it happen.
I will complete my first 23 hours (3 don't count towards graduation/but are a req. for another class--MATH is my weakness) at a community college (still working full-time):
June & July 2007
June...BIOLOGY I (lecture and lab) (4 hrs)
July...intermediate algebra and "oral communications" (6 hrs)
August 2007-December 2007
Biology II (lecture & lab) (4 hrs) OR Foundations of Math (3 hrs)
Intro to Film (weeeee!) (3 hours)
Art Appreciation (weeeee!) (3 hours)
January 2008-April 2008
Foundations of Math (3 hrs) OR Biology II (lecture & lab) (4 hrs)
History/US to 1877 (3 hrs)
And then it's back to the University of Memphis in the summer of 2008 as a Junior for the FUN stuff (and cuting back to working part-time)!
So that's the short of it. Don't worry, you'll get the LONG version pretty much on a daily basis for here on out. You've been warned!