Thursday, February 27, 2014

The final here I come.

When I started Mason back in the fall of 2007 it seemed as though it was going to take no time to graduate. Sure I could do it part time in four years no problem. I told myself I would not in fact be like the majority of night (and adult) students who took one class at a time and ions to finish their degrees.

Looking back I laugh at this thought. Because what I didn't know is this. Life happens. Things get in the way. Babies, surgeries. Money. Jobs. It all has an impact. And before you know it those thoughts turn from well I will get it done in no time to, just let me finish. It doesn't matter how long it takes. As long as I finish right? Sure I have been close a couple of times, but with each step closer, there seemed to be something to come up, taking me two steps back. Pulling me further. Still I was determined to do it.

Wasn't I?

But something happened last night as I sat down to look into a summer class. Something I swore I would never do mind you. But as I looked at the class schedule, and the courses still need I stared, my mouth dropping. No, this could not be right. No no no.....I turned to my husband who sat at the other end of the couch oblivious to my whole train of thought.

What is it? he finally asks.

I think I can graduate in May....of 2015..

As in a year from now?


The goal has never been so close. I double check with him, and do the math. It would be a stretch perhaps. But there is a summer class. Its online. And it only goes from the end of May, til the end of June. I would still have a summer. And it would leave me with four. Yes. FOUR. classes to go before graduation.

If I pushed myself I could quite possibly take two classes in the fall, and two in the spring. I would graduate.

The reality of the whole thing hit me. Because that goal, which I thought would take at least another two years just may be a lot closer than I thought.

Do you think you can do it? I think about it, its going to be a lot of work. But maybe I am ready for my whole education career to be over with. Maybe the next little over a year is going to suck. I am going to probably have to work my booty off. But in a lot of way. I am ready.

'If nothing more, just getting the summer class may mean I can graduate sometime in 2015 instead of 2016, 2017.'

And doesn't that sound fabulous.

 Yes. Yes it does.

Now just as long as the classes cooperate with my schedule then I will be double happy.

Here is to pushing myself for the next year. I got this.


Megan Ludeman said...

u can do it! ! plenty of people in ur corner!

Aleisha said...

Thanks lady! It was such a weird realization when I found out.