Monday, April 11, 2011

Back to school!

As our family is in the process of a lot of growth and change, I am also getting ready to take a huge leap for myself. Here I am - turning 30 years old at the end of this year and finally ready to go back to school and start my career. What kind of emotions am I feeling about this decision? Oh, I don't know.... excited, scared, hopeful, discouraged, etc. Just about every emotion that I can possibly experience. I mailed in my application last week and will be going in this morning to pay the fee for my placement test.

I'm planning on going to school to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. I'm not sure when it hit me that this was what I wanted to do with my life. But when it did, there was no denying that I'm confident that this is what I want to do. Ultrasound technology has always fascinated me to some degree, but it wasn't until I had my babies and experienced many different ultrasounds that a light went on in my head. I could make a living doing this!

I'm not going to lie - I'm absolutely terrified. More than anything, I'm scared of failing. I was never the best student. However, I know I'm at a completely different place in my life now than I was when I was 19 and attempting college for the first time. I'm dedicated and determined to do the best I can.

Guess I better go dust off my Trapper Keeper and lunch box!

Back to school! Back to school, to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool! I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don't get in a fight! Ohhhh, back to school! Back to school! Back to school! Well, here goes nothing!


  1. How exciting Jess!!! Going back to school, huh? You are going to do awesome!!! Where are you going to go? Have you looked into programs?

  2. Thanks Rochelle! I'll be going to SCC - they have an awesome program there. It will probably take at least three years to complete since I'll have some prerequisites that I'll have to do before starting the program. Plus, it's usually at least a year wait for the program, so I'm going to get myself on the wait list and do all my prereqs first!

    Very nervous. :)

  3. Oh Jess I'm so happy and proud of you! You're going to love it!!

  4. That is so awesome Jess! Good luck!