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7.29.2011

Moving Forward: Education

I quit school about 6 months into my marriage. We were poor, I needed to work, my loans had been messed up due to some poor educational study habits, it just didn't make sense at the time. Since then we've moved twice, had several babies and medical issues, Jake got back into school, graduated, had a job, lost the job, got another (slightly inconvenient) job, and now we're dipping our toes into the idea of buying a house. (The water is very very cold.)

But once Chucky-Sue was born I was saying "I want to finish school."  Which is of course the most logical thing to think once giving birth to premature and mortally ill twins. Obviously the labor pain drugs were addling my brain.  Now that the drugs have worn off and I'm still thinking about it.

I've hit a roadblock though- what doI want to study? Art? No. French again? Mais non. Education? Naw...

Then, SWOOSH, comes the job from nowhere- My mom knew an author who needed someone to work from home (perfect!) and manage her online profiles for her book. I like books, I like online communities. It was a perfect fit. I love this job, I get to go online and talk to others about how fun the book is, I get to do crafts, design ads and artwork and get paid for it. I got a glimpse inside the world of book publishing, and I think I'm hooked.

I want to go to school for  English and Business degrees. I don't know when or how or where, but I take those degrees and work at home as a full-time online marketing manager and designer for a book publisher (Doesn't that make my job sound so much more fancy?)

There it is, out there in cyberspace. One day I'll look back on the post and either think "Yes, I did it!" or "Where's the delete button so I can forget this ever came out of my fingertips!"

2 comments:

miss jen says:
at: Jul 29, 2011, 2:55:00 PM said...

Ok, technically, you quit school at least 2 months before your marriage and never told me leaving Dad & I to pay for a year of college where you only attended a few weeks in addition to the year before when you did quite well, grade wise!
Now that that is out of the way...
Good for you for even thinking about going back! Do it now, before more kids or a house! I'm glad you love your job!
You are a smart, kind, creative woman with loads of talent. Now get motivated & show the rest of the world what I KNOW you are capable of!!
Bonus... getting your education finished will be a great example to Charlie. Show her what women can do!
Love You! mom

Dirt Queen says:
at: Jul 30, 2011, 10:41:00 AM said...

Congrats Tracy I think that is a great idea! You can do it!