Remember when I posed the question a few months back about whether or not I should take the plunge and go back to school? Well today is my first day! I start college classes again this morning on my way to an RN degree. This first semester is short, just five weeks long, and so I'm taking one class, Speech 10 (Communication in Interpersonal Relationships), which is a prerequisite for the Nursing Program. Should come in handy at home too, though, I imagine.
Having never even seen the campus, yesterday after putting Conor down for his nap, I left him in Adam's care and drove out to Pasadena. I found the college, got my ID card, bought my textbook (yikes, the cost!), and picked up my parking permit. I found the building where my class will be held, and made sure I wouldn't get lost today. All's good.
Adam is very supportive of my venture. He is arranging to tend Conor for the three mornings a week that I have school so that we can avoid daycare. My children are so excited for me. They all woke up this morning saying, "It's your first day, Mom!" They all wanted to see my book and my ID card.
Looking at my photo, Dylan said, "You're so cute, Mom."
Lyndsay prayed for me in family prayer that I would be safe in traveling and that I would understand my lectures and enjoy my class.
Aiden said, "Is that the outfit you're going to wear, Mom? It looks good."
I have to say, I'm not even nervous like I thought I'd be. I'm really excited. I love the energy of college campuses. Everybody learning stuff. What a great feeling!
A few days ago, in anticipation of today, Dylan asked me, "So, what made you decide to become a nurse, Mom?" And I answered, "I don't really know, except that one day, I felt like I should go back to school and get my nursing degree. That's all I can really say." And he said, "Wow, you have a lot of faith to follow whatever God wants you to do." I replied, "Thanks, Dylan. I guess I've just learned that He knows a lot more than I do, and He's always right, so I just need to trust Him."
And so, today? A step forward in faith. The rest will work itself out.