I am getting a little bit excited- and nervous- as I look into this more. I have been exploring my options for school and have found one that I think would work out for me, as it’s close to my mom’s house and is a two year program. It’s really intensive, though, and I will certainly not be able to work full time while I am doing it (classes are 3 days a week 8-4, and clinical is on the other two weekdays from 7-3)… I think we have found a way to make it work, though. We are blessed to have family that owns a business and is willing to let us work a flexible schedule for them to make this happen. The only problem now is that I have to take Microbiology as a pre-requisite at an accredited university… The woman I spoke with said that online is OK as long as the university is accredited. So I have been looking into that now as well.

I am getting more excited as all of these goals start to come into sight as attainable- possible, and maybe even necessary for us to find our proper place in the world. We will have to pay out of pocket for the Micro class since you don’t qualify for financial aid if you are taking just a single course, but I think we can swing that, and once that’s done, I’m on my way to enrolling in nursing school. EEP… Wish me luck!


Did It.


I started this blog last night to get an echo out there into the world, a squawk, hoping that something, the universe, possibly, might bounce back at me and say, “YES, you are doing the right thing.” Affirmation. And if I can’t have that, then I suppose I just want to be able to follow it, to feel like I have an outlet for getting out the emotions that I know will come hand in hand with uprooting the stable life we’ve built over the past two years.

So, I did it. Today, in between other work, I updated my resume and cover letter and applied to three jobs in the branch of the hospital near my Mom’s house. I have my fingers crossed that this all works out as we hope it will.

I started this blog last night just to shake those thoughts down, get them out, hopefully get some rest for today. I didn’t succeed much on the rest- ended up getting less than 5 hours’ sleep, which is severely inadequate for me… But yes, I started it, I’m following through, and I plan on charting this journey as much as I can. I’m scared. But I am here, and I’m hopeful as always (I’m a positive person, you see) that our future will be brighter still than the today we’ve built. I have another blog, but I couldn’t post this there, it didn’t feel right, and too many family members and friends (and even a friend from work) read it, and I don’t want to reveal too much of our plans until we’re ready for them. I know there will be lots of explanation. Many people won’t understand this whole taking a step back to get two forward thing, many will question and wonder and kink up their noses when they ask me why we’re going back to the basement. I only hope that in a few years, we’ll be able to SHOW them, and then maybe, just maybe, the understanding will follow.