Jul 14, 2015

Back to School: my adventures in adulting

After long, careful, and un-rushed deliberation; after much research, thought, and prayer, I finally decided that I am going back to school.  Each time I pray, it just feels like the right path for June and I, so I decided to get to work on pursuing my dream job (other than raising my children).  What do I want to be when I grow up?  I want to be an athletic trainer for Texas Tech, preferably with the football team.

I was all set to start school in the fall at West Texas A&M University.  This first year, I will be accomplishing all my prerequisites so that I can qualify for the Masters of Athletic Training at Texas Tech.  Only problem was, the one core class, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, I need to complete all these classes in time, was full with no hope of getting in that semester.

The Lord provides a way though, especially if it is His will, an upon just a little more research as I planned my future courses of action (which I do all the time, it must be my intelligence briefing training), I found that the local community college was offering that very course, over the summer--and there was still one seat left!  Now I had a time crunch.  This was Friday and the class started the following week.  I called the college and they had me come in to expedite my application and enroll me in the class same-day.  They were so helpful and worked with me to get me into this course and I am thankful for their work in this matter.

Registered for this class, I went back to WT to have an advisor register me into the second section of this class for the fall.  Since I didn't have the ocurse completed yet, I needed to have an advisor green light me in for registration.  As I met with her, it turned out that there was just one seat left in this class as well and lucky for me, it fit into my schedule perfectly with my other fall courses.  Seriously, this was perfect timing as the other sections of this class conflicted with the other courses I have to take, it was literally perfect.  Once again, my testimony of accomplishing the Lord's will in my life had grown.  He set things up for me in such a way that I cannot deny I am doing what He wants me to be doing.

Now, I'm all registered and ready to go back to school.  This was six weeks ago.  I'm six weeks into my expedited online summer class of the hardest subject I've ever taken.  Ever.  I don't know how I'm doing as well as I am, but I know the Lord is blessing me in this area as well.  I've been putting in close to 35-40 hours a week studying, reading, studying more, and doing the homework, assignments, labs, quizzes, and tests of this class.  It's a lot of work--more than I've ever put into a class before.  I found that I learned a lot from my first time through college.  There were many times I wished I had studied differently, applied new techniques, and took class more serious!  With this second chance, I'm doing just that, applying all my lessons learned to succeed.

I know it's a round-about way to say, that this is why I've been quite on the blog and social media front for the past six weeks.  I have so many things I want to write about, and I will definitely do so after July 30th when I have my final.  There's the Skirt Sports 13er, there's the run where I got attacked by two hawks, and there's so many fun family home evenings and gospel learning that have happened.  Hey, maybe I'll even write one on the study methods I'm using.  So wish me luck, I'm almost at the home stretch of this class.


  1. It's always amazing how God can open doors for us!! Way to go on tackling this major task!!

    1. Thanks lady! I have been so caught up with school that, yes, it did take me this long to respond. And I type this as I should be studying for my lab practical exam in 2 hours.


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