3 Reasons Mommy is Getting Her Bachelor’s Degree

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“Would it be crazy?” Me, literally asking my husband about going back to college.

“Nope,” he assured me. He never, ever told me I was crazy. He hates it when I doubt myself.

I had many reasons NOT to. I work full time, 40 hours a week. I’m a wife, a mommy, have a personal life, am a blog writer and I’m hugely active in my church. I hardly had time to breathe. I also enjoy rest, actually. I also enjoy time with my family. I knew that this would involve a lot of my time.

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. I had plenty of them.

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However, I had a HUGE itch to do more. To be more. To continue my education. Out of a wim one day, I applied to the University of Cincinnati ECE online program. I thought I wouldn’t be accepted… I would of been told I was absolutely bonkers. A few weeks later, I found out I was accepted. Holy cow.

Once the initial shock wore off, I filled out my FASTFA and all of the ducks quickly got into a row.

“Wow. I’m really doing this,” I thought to my self.

And here’s 3 reasons why:

1. Be an awesome role model for my daughter – I want to show my daughter that she doesn’t have to have everything figured out so quickly. Mommy wasn’t the normal college kid at 18-19 years old, and I don’t expect her to have her life figured out that young either.

I model to her constantly. She will sit and do her homework right next to me and it’s amazing. I study my developmental standards for my college courses, she goes over her spelling words.

2. To go for my dreams It is SO important for me to show my daughter that if she can dream it, she can do it. I want her to be whatever she puts her mind and heart to. I do not want her to grow up and just be. I want her to love what she does. For as long as I can remember, I have always loved children. I wanted to teach! I wanted to be like so many of the wonderful educators I grew up admiring. One day, I dream to walk into a classroom and for it to be mineIt’s a big dream! But, I can do it. 

3. I do not want to have regretWho wants to regret not trying? It’s funny when you start making steps, it’s like what you are supposed to do falls right into place. I wanted to go for it, with all my heart. 

I just finished my first semester at UC. I only took two classes, and I aced them both (humble brag)! I did it. I am currently on my winter break, looking forward to tackling the first of the year. I decided to try my hand at three classes next semester. I’m probably crazy for doing so, but I can be a little crazy.

Moms, if you feel like you need a change, make it. Do not wait. Just do it! Life is too short to be unhappy. Go for your dreams! We are never too old to do so either.

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I have a small 3 person family- my 6 year old little girl, Ellie and my husband Matt. I have 3 fur babies, my dog Jack-Jack ( Dachshund) and my two cats Harry and Mickey. I have battled infertility for a while, and I am willing to talk with any woman in the same battle. I work Full time and a University of Cincinnati student. I'm finishing up my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education! Never too late to go for a dream folks. In my free time, I enjoy: church, all things Disney, reading, writing and quiet times with my family. I'm a simple girl! It does not take very much to make me happy. You will see me at the grocery store with my messy bun and yoga pants on, that's for sure.

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