I’m gonna make a change for once in my life,
It’s gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference,
Gonna make it right…
All the presidential candidates are spouting off about change, so I may as well shake things up a bit in my own life. Now that I’ve had several years to think about what I want to be when I grow up, I think I finally have an idea. I’m not completely certain, but it’s a starting point and that’s enough for me.
I’ve been considering going back to school for quite some time. I could kick myself for not continuing my education immediately after high school, but I had no idea what I wanted to do and I could be stuck in a much worse job right now if I had done that.
I recently decided to look into getting an associates degree in a specific field. Of course nothing in life is easy, as this morning I discovered that the two-year program for said degree is limited to only 16 students per semester and requires previous classes that I have not taken. The sixteen students for the fall semester have already been chosen, and I have no idea when or if I would be selected for enrollment in future semesters.
Another issue is trying to figure out how I’m going to generate an income while attending college. The program that I’m interested in lasts around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, right in the middle of the day. That is going to make it incredibly difficult for me to keep my current job. In fact, I’m not sure that I’d be able to work anything besides retail in the remaining hours of the day. I believe the nature of the program would prevent the possibility of on-line or evening classes.
Change is never easy, but just knowing that there is a possibility of improving my work situation is enough to keep me going.
(Lyric from Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror.”)