It's official. I graduate tomorrow.
Since January 2009, I have been hitting the books. Thanks to the "village", I have been able to work, go to school, and support my husband and my children. I posted a thank you on Facebook the other day, but it doesn't feel like enough. Words cannot express how I feel about everyone who has helped me make it through these years.
When Emma was a baby, I tried to attend Glendale Community College. I took one class and never went back. So finally finishing, even though it's 'only' an Associates Degree, is a big weight off of my shoulders.
Since my internship last January, I have been working at the Pet Food Warehouse. I plan on staying on with them. I've already told my boss that the only job I would ever consider leaving them for would be at the local wood pellet plant. Ever since Huttig, I love the smell of fresh cut wood.
One of the reasons I went back to school is because no one would hire a stay at home mom who hadn't worked for over two years. Now that I have a job, I'm set!
I will keep up the blog, as much as I can, since I still review for a couple of publishers.I suppose this has moved from "Mom in School" to "Mom in the Workforce".
Tomorrow, I will cross a stage, with other students, in front of *almost* everyone who's important to me. I wish everyone could be there; just remember that many of you played a part in my accomplishment. And come over to my house for a great BBQ meal. :)