Friday, March 6, 2009

The end is in sight

So even though I won't be automatically transferring to a 4 year school after I complete my transfer degree, I do have to share with you all that I have finally registered for my final quarter of school, and filled out my diploma application, today.

Now you would think that with it being the final quarter of school that I would be trying to take it easy, right? Ummm, I was talked out of that by the VA rep at my school. See there is a clause in the VA that if you are in your last quarter of school that you can take whatever classes you want to, regardless of whether they apply to your degree or not, so that you can get the max benefits from your GI Bill. So that is what I decided to take advantage of.

Here is my schedule:
Statistics
Intro to Marketing
Interpersonal Communication

The only way that I'm actually able to do it is that my time will be evenly distributed between SVC, work, and home. My Stats class will be taken in the classroom. There's noway that I'm trying to do that class online. I've never dealt with a math that high before so I think it behooves me to do it in class if at all possible. My Interpersonal Communication class will be cake. Obviously I'm a communicator and so I'm not worried about this class at all. I've heard from others that it's a really easy class. The last class is what made me think that a full time school schedule would be possible. See my offical work title is Marketing Assistant, and at other times my boss has allowed the other admin staffers to take online classes that pertain to their jobs. So I asked if he would extend the same courtesy towards me, even though my class will be more time intensive then the previous one that were taken. Well, as long as I can keep up with my other work there is no problem with me using work time to take this class.

So what will be my motivation this quarter to help me get through my goal? Well, with the money I'm already using to pay off my Visa and puting another huge chunk of money down on that, thanks to my GI Bill, after the quarter is over with I should be within a year of having it all paid off. This is what motivates me. I do have many other plates in the air, but because I only have one Bible institute class during that time, since I've already taken Angelology, I see this schedule a attainable . . . with a lot of prayer.

Will I tranfer to a 4 year school? I'm praying about it. I want to, but is it what God wants me to do? That is the question. After the business of these past 2 years I'm taking a much needed hiatus. There have been things that I haven't been able to give good concentration, or quality time, to. I have home projects to work on and "play dates" to make with the girls. Plus I'm really more interested at this point of honing in on my domestic skills and becoming that woman that God wants me to be, for Him, for myself , for my friends and church family, and for the future husband that He wants to bless me with (no nothing going on in that area of my life, these are just things that I know need to take place so that I can have the future household that I want). I'll still investigate further financial aid options for school and submit the neccessary applications, just in case this is the road that the Lord would have for me, but my heart just isn't there right now and I think that denotes some attention to be paid to it, and bathed in prayer.

Philippians 4:6 ~ Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

How thankful have I been lately in my prayer life? If I'm keeping it real, I'm not sure. But I should take better care of that.

Psalm 37:4 ~ Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

This is the one that needs attention paid to it. How often do I really "delight in the Lord"? And that's not just saying,"Oh I love the Lord today." But really finding strength, hope, fun and peace in his will and tasks that we would execute for him.
How often do you find yourself doing that? When was the last time that you really enjoyed the Lords work?

Please share in the comments an answer to either of these questions if you feel so inclined.

1 comment:

Engrafted Lives said...

Congrats on filling out your diploma application! Whoa Whoo!

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