Monday, November 17, 2014

Yet another post explaining why I have been MIA

Every once in a while, I go blogging MIA.  This time I have a good excuse.  I have gone back to college.  When I was 20 and my first baby was 3 weeks old,  I graduated from Ricks College with an Associates in Social Work.  My husband was accepted to BYU but I was not.  So I never completed my bachelors, I always knew I wanted to go back, just not when.  Now fast-forward 16 years and I am going back to school.  I am going to BYU-Idaho online.  It has been challenging.  I am taking 13 credits and still attempting to handle my life with 9 kids.  I am trying my hardest to not let my school affect them so I am having a lot of late nights.  The babies are in 2 pre-schools, so that helps me with some free time, but they have been recently diagonsed with autism so we put them in occupational therapy, normal therapy and speech therapy for them on top of running all the other kids to their things, such as soccer, 8 dance classes, music and writing club, youth symphony, choir, mutual, scouts, cub scouts, drill team, and they are in piano lessons.  I have probably missed something, but needless to say we are pretty busy right now.  
     So, why am I starting to blog again?  It is an assignment for a class.  But I guess what ever gets me blogging, right?  My major is Marriage and Family studies.  I am still not sure what I want to be when I grow up, but if I am going to work again, (I have been a stay-at-home mom for 16 years) I want to do what I want to do. So I am getting a degree now.  I am leaning towards being a counselor but I also would love to help post-adoptive families.  So, what is my assignment?  I am writing a blog on Marriage and Family.  Fun, huh?  I am actually pretty excited.  I have been putting if off for a little while because I am barely getting my work done as it is, but here I go.  

This semester has me like . . .

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Good job, Melissa. We are excited about you going back to school. You will be a great counselor ... just like your dad! It must be in you genes! Hang in there, it will work out!

Love you!