So - I did it! I applied to the Practical Nursing Program for the fall of '07. Friday afternoon, I sat down, told OCAS all about me, paid my $85, plus another $8 to have my transcripts sent....and now I wait. I am, surprisingly, a little nervous.
I've already been to college once, a young 19 year old who thought I could save the world by becoming a Social Worker. My college years got interrupted by a little thing I like to call Tim - and I realized that Social Work was not for me.
Now, as I'm waiting I'm thinking about all the things that could go wrong. I am nervous because they could say no. I have been banking on going to college next year - that was always the plan. But now it's not up to me - it's up to some person behind a desk who thinks I'm suitable or not. I am also nervous because for the past 6 years - I've had it pretty good. Not that being a Mom is an easy job by any means - but I had very manageable jobs with a lot of time to devote to Garnet and Tim. Next year I will be going to school weekdays and working weekends - and still trying to have time for Garnet and Tim. And also I'm a little nervous because we are going to be shelling out thousands of dollars for me to do it all. We did the student loan thing before. Now, with my student loans (from my 'finding myself' year) and Garnet's student loans (from his 'keep going to school until I get a job' years) we'll be paying until we are 84. (well, close enough...) Incidentally, we chose to suck it up and pay the next 2 years from our pockets - so don't be surprised if we show up on your doorstep asking for food.
So the nerves are a little tight -- but I'm overall very excited that it's all falling into place.