Three classes is more than I can do. I am only a week in and I am not keeping up. I haven’t even started looking at my statistics work beyond the Syllabus and stuff. I think I need to put on the breaks and reassess.
I don’t want to slow it down. I don’t want to have to put off starting at PSU this fall, but I think I have to. It won’t work if I keep the class load but not make transferable grades. It would defeat the purpose and I will probably be a crappy parent in the meantime. I have to have all the health science courses done before starting the lactation ones, and they will start a new cohort each fall. That means, if I don’t get it all done before fall, then I have to wait a whole year.
The good part of postponing a year, besides not being constantly swamped, is that I could continue to take a couple classes at a time and work toward a Bachelor’s of Health Science. I don’t have any degrees so that would be a great thing to do.
I am also having my financial aspect fall apart on me. Neither of my parents will cosign on a private student loan for me. It is really frustrating that they don’t believe in me at all. You know, to the point I was sobbing in the car on the way home last night wondering why after 15 years of them continually bailing on me that I can’t get over it. (You might think I’m exaggerating -teenage drama- but they put me in a teen homeless shelter and my dad suggested I go in foster care all because I’m gay and neither one of them wanted to buck up and be parents.) I really need to figure out how to move past this trauma because it is effecting me in other areas.
That said, I will only have minimal federal student loans. I will have to get The Preposterous Pup up and running in order to be bringing in income. It looks like I can accept the fall federal loans if I go in and talk to the financial aid folks. If that works, then I can actually work toward buying a motorhome and getting us ready to go.
As of today, the plan looks like this:
Winter- Child Psych, Nutrition, babysitting, sewing, motorhome shopping.
Spring- see if any online classes will fit my needs, babysitting, sewing, prepare motorhome, get rid of stuff.
Summer- no classes, babysitting ends at the end of local school year, sewing, move to Portland.
Fall-Summer- Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Statistics, and any other classes that fit and work me towards BHS, Wallace in preschool or daycare, sewing, living in Portland in RV.
Fall-Summer- Lactation Education classes.
Any thoughts from my wonderfully supportive blog readers? Do the pros of pushing it back a year outweigh the cons?
I dropped Statistics because today was the last day to do it. Then I realized I was under the 6 credit minimum for federal loans. I managed to add Medical Terminology, which is 1 credit and had been my original plan for this semester. The server stopped responding after I tried to submit it, prompting a frantic attempt to make y all work. I managed to find the old version of Web Advisor and confirm I am now registered. It will take a little catching up having missed a week, but it feels like the right decision and much weight off my shoulders. Soooo, here we go!