Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How is school influencing your life at or up to this point?

Deciding to go back to school after all of these years is one of the best decisions I have ever made.  I was very scared at first since it has been so long but I have seen over the past year just how much I am enjoying it.  I am learning so much, I am looking forward to a new career which is what school is preparing me for, I am doing so much better than I ever thought I would and so far school has influenced my life by making me feel very good about myself and giving me something to look forward to.  With every course I complete, I feel good about what I just learned and I look forward to starting the next class.  School has been wonderful.  I hope everyone is having as much of a positive influence that I am.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Getting ready for the move

Taking 3 classes and trying to get some packing done.  Boy what a busy week.  Since I am moving to another state, I decided to use one of those PODS.  Well I have to have it loaded a week early, by the 31st. so that they can have it to the new place by the time I get there on the 7th.  Next 2 weeks should be interesting.  I am holding back my laptop, printer, school work, a suitcase full of clothes and that's it.  Oh well, guess it's off to Wal-mart to buy an air matress and some papers and plastics. 

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I just got a new laptop....although it is a really nice one and I am happy about that, it is kind of frustrating while I am getting use to it.  I tried to use it for seminar, but I can not seem to get the typing text box to show up at the bottom so I was unable to type anything and I ended up having to use my desk top anyway.  Does anyone have this problem or know what I can do to get the full screen?

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Blogging is new to me and I am not sure I know how to do this.  So, as I sit here trying to decide just what to write in my first post as a new blogger, the only thing that comes to mind is how much my life has changed recently.

I have just completed my first year f school.  Last year I decided to continue my education after 32 years.  I was very scared at first because it was such a big change in my life.  I have since discovered what a great choice I made and just how much I am enjoying my learning experiences. 

In the past year both of my kids have moved out and are now out on their own.  (empty nest syndrome).  After 30 years, my husband and I are alone again.  Another big change for me.

After 20 years of working for the same company, last month I accepted and early retirement package.  No more getting up at 4:00 am every morning and driving off to the same job everyday.  For the first time in 35 years, I am officially unemployed.  Instead of pursuing other employment right away, I decided to just take extra classes for the next few terms and focus on my learning and getting my degree.  Another really big change for me.

I am also in the process of moving.  My husband and I were both born and raised and have lived our whole lives in the same area here in Maryland.  At the end of this month, we are moving to a totally new area in a different state.  We are moving to Delaware at the end of this month so this is another big change going on in my life right now.

So many major life changes in such a short amount of time.  So as I sit here and think about all of the changes going on in my life right now, (school, kids, career, moving) I keep thinking I should be scared,  but I am not scared, instead I am very comfortable, at ease and even happy about the changes.  So I guess changes can be good depending on where you are in your life and what changes are being made.  For me although it seems a little overwhelming when I think about it all, it's all working out and it's all good.

My next big change will be to get myself comfortable with this blogging thing since, once again, this is something very new to me.  Like everything else, something I will get use to.