27 March 2007

American dream

Some of you may remember this post from last summer. I know I promised you more information after I received confirmation. I had hoped to update you all on this matter before now, but it seems as if I'm an idiot who can't follow simple instructions to sign a letter and mail it back. Wash, rinse, repeat. You guessed it, I had to go through it all over again before I could update you.

So, what it is that had me so discontent last summer, just weeks before I was to get married? The fact that I never went to college. There. I said it. I put it out there for the world to know. Here I was, 6 months or so from turning the big 3-0, and I hadn't graduated from college. Other than the nursing assistant course I took, had no college credit to my name (I found out later that those credits didn't really count since it was part of the continuing education offerings of the local community college). I'm pretty much stuck in a dead-end job (well, in my department anyway-- it's a whole different story in other areas of the company), and try as I might, I can't get out of it. At least, not without some good ol' college education to back me up. Nevermind the fact that more than one coworker has told me that I was too smart to stay where I'm currently at. Frankly, without sounding like a pompous ass, I agree. I have a brain, I know how to use it, but because my resume lacks any post-secondary schooling, I'm being limited. That really doesn't sit well with me.

Other than a glitch with my math class being cancelled due to lack of enrollment, I'm all set to start classes tomorrow. I get to miss Jericho and Lost, but thankfully with a broadband connection, it's pretty easy to play catch up on the plot lines and watch the episodes online.

Yeah, I think everything is back on track now... Got the kid(s), got the house (no picket fence, but chain-link kinda counts), and Fido is laying at my feet...