Thursday, February 08, 2007

Decisions, Decisions


I don't know what to do and no one will tell me. Why, oh why must my parents be in Hawaii when I need someone to tell me what to do?

As previously mentioned, I do not want to return to work full time at the very moment. I am not sure when the time will come that I do want to return to work. In the meantime I think that I would like to go back to school. Problem is that I am an instant gratification kind of girl. I want to go back to school NOW!! Only I don't want to have to pay for it and I want to GET paid while going.

I have been exploring my options and the one that seems most appealing is Athabasca University which would allow me to do distance learning at my own pace. Sounds great. So I have been trying to find out about financial aid (not likely that I would get it...but worth a shot). Apparently finding a financial aid advisor is about as easy as picking the winning lottery numbers.

*insert baby crying in background while I type* You are looking at the mother of the year!

Anyway, I also have the option of applying for funding that I was previously receiving at the U of C....only thing is that I am at the bottom of the totem pole to receive it and I must attend a full-time, real life school. Fine, I could apply at Grant McEwan or even the U of A for September semester but that means doing the exact same thing that I don't want to do regarding work....putting my kids in daycare. So this option is less appealing and even more up in air with the whole getting paid for going to school bit.

So here I breathing down my neck with visions of bill collectors dancing on my front step.


Cammy said...

Atha U sounds like a good option as long as you're able to actually do the courses. I know myself well enough to know that distance learning does not work for me but that's because I am the queen of procrastination. I'm sure you can funding for it as long as you are going full-time - now that might mean taking one class locally (maybe a night class) and the other two by distance but I'm not positive. Obviously I am no help. Sorry. You don't really want your parents telling you what to do anyway...