This week I took a leap that I wasn't completely certain I was capable of. I registered for two online classes.
Don't get me wrong, I still think I'm the poster child for what not to do... Like people point and whisper, saying "that's the girl who just registered at the local community college to get an associates degree. Oh, don't be fooled by her looks, she's almost 30."
[Side note: that comment about my looks isn't just my vanity talking. A few years ago I was working part time at a grocery store to help pay for our wedding. Maybe it was the fact that no one I worked with was over 18, but no one believed me when I said I was recommending a wine from experience, and yes, I was really old enough to drink.]
I'm not proud that it's taken me so long. I'm not happy that it took 5 years in a dead end job to finally get me off my duff (in my defense, it only became a true dead end this time last year). I wish I could follow my heart and what I think my true career path should be, but we just aren't there right now. I'm also not celebrating - I'll do that when I'm done. Hopefully that will be next December.
So - as if my writing wasn't sporadic enough, it may be even more so starting later this month. Classes begin 8/22 and finish up 12/16. It should be an interesting few weeks. Wish me luck.