While on vacation out of no where it hit me.. instead of wasting time in the evenings watching movies or tv, maybe I should start using that time toward something more worth while... like a college degree. See, I tried community college twice after high school, but it just wasn't for me. Sitting in the long classes, tons of homework in the evening, come on, I was 18/19 yrs old and I had other things on my mind (plus petty part time jobs). Then when I met my future husband, we had way more fun missing classes here & there and going on dates to get to know each other. Before I knew it we were moving overseas, and the thoughts of a small community college were well behind me.
Now here I am over 11 yrs later... an adult.. a wife... a mother... and not many years of mature work experience behind me. And for the first time realizing if I ever want to get back into the general workforce I might need a degree in my hand just to get through the door. In my dreams, I am too creative for a desk job, I want to write, I want to create, and for this you don't need a basic degree, just a unique imagination. But in reality, that doesn't always pay the bills.
When I returned from our vacation I decided to start checking into an online degree. This suites me better, doing it at my own time & pace, and around the busy schedule of our family in the evenings from my home computer. Plus I still live in The Netherlands and I am wanting to get an American (possibly UK) college degree. But to my astonishment these online degrees (even just an associates) is still damn expensive. Especially for someone who has no idea what they even want to study and thought of it on a whim. I guess I'm going to have to give this more serious thought... considering I'm still too big of a wuss to try and publish any of my fiction stories.
Any of you have online college degrees? If so, what was your experience? Which school did you choose and why?
Bye! Dag! Adios! Namaste!