Mar
18

A 20th Year Junior

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Did I tell ya that I’m back in school?  Did I?  Well I am.  Here’s the nutshell-version of my post high school education.  Graduated high school, went to Pitt.  Quit Pitt.  Went to CCAC.  Stopped.  Started again.  Stopped.  Waited about 5 years.  Went back again.  Stopped.  And now I’m back.  All of that back and forth to school gave me 60 some credits, but no Associates Degree, no nothin’.  I talked about it back in October a bit. Anywhoo, I’m in the middle of an online Astronomy class through CCAC.

Yup, it’s a thrill a minute.

I mean, it would be more interesting if I were, say, going to be an astronomer.  But I’m not.  Lots of reading and lots of online quizzes and tests.  It doesn’t fit in well with the whole ‘Mom with a kid at home’ thing, but I’m getting through it, and I have an ‘A.’  I’m very glad I didn’t decide to take more classes until they are BOTH in school.  Astronomy was the one class that I could still take at CCAC (and pay only 80 bucks a credit, instead of five hundred something a credit!)

The plan is still to start at the University of Phoenix this fall.  I’m a bit torn, though.  I originally had decided to go through the Web Development program, which is an information technology degree.  I THINK I’m gonna stick with that.  But I was also looking at the Business degree with a concentration in e-business.  I can handle the techy-programming stuff though.  And I think I may have already learned a lot of stuff in the business degree, just through my travels.

Speaking of my travels, I bought a course online.  Normally I think that every e-book or ‘make money online’ course is a scam.  (And quite honestly, they usually are scams).  But THIS course…this one is different.  It was really like taking a college course.  Tons of information, and lots of tools.  It’s called Niche Blueprint 2.0.  I got it on the first day that it launched (so I didn’t pay $500 for it).  It has been fantastic!  A great forum, fantastic ideas…it will help me in my domination of the internet…

So, I’m in the middle of building an online store.  As soon as I get it all up and ready, I’ll let you go and see it.  But now?  Right now?  I’m off to read three chapters of Astronomy.  Yippee.

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Comments

  1. Bill Sabram says:

    Hi Heather! Congrats on getting back in school. I remember reading about it on your blog last year – and I’m glad that you are keeping at it. They need to give you college credit for being a parent! Last week I heard this guy from NYU, Ken Perlin, (Director @ Games for Learning Institute) say that, “Your next generation is your most valuable resource,” and that just hit me. Parenting is so important. Anyway, best of luck on the Astronomy! Did you see the moon last night? It was a beautiful crescent.

  2. Heather says:

    Thanks, Bill! Parenting DOES teach you all kinds of good things…things they can’t teach you in school. And bartending taught me a lot, too. But that was different, seedy sort of stuff ;)

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