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Monday, April 4, 2011


Johnny is now 3, which means he is old enough for certain preschool programs. We believe there are few things more important then education, so Johnny is already enrolled in a wonderful program though the YMCA. Starting in the fall Johnny will be in school for 2.5 hours twice a week. I am constantly taken back by how efficiently he learns, while I was focusing on his colors, he was busy learning his letters! I am nervous as a mother for him to be under someone else's control for two days a week, but I am also so excited for him to truly start his education and for him to be on a path for success for the rest of his life.

Under his inspiration I began looking into finishing my bachelor's degree. I earned my associates degree in Psychology back before I married Shawn and worked on my BA on and off over the last 6 years, but I never focused the way I should. I was inspired to show my children just how important education is, that college, no matter how you do it, is not an option.

I have been looking into on line or distant learning universities since I would like to continue to be at home with my children as much as possible. I applied to one university that had a good psychology program and after some issues I learned that it wasn't the school for me. Then after some thinking, praying, and talking to friends and family I decided that it was time to change my major. My life no longer lead towards the need for information on psychology, now my children are the most important thing in my life. So how could I not want to know how to teach them and do everything I could for them? How could I not want a degree in early childhood development? It was prefect! And the moment I settled on that decision my soul felt at peace. It was like I was called to get my teaching degree. It will take a little longer and be a little redundant, but I can't see enjoying or being successful at any other career.

Today is the first day of my classes at Grand Canyon University . A private Christian University in Arizona with a purely on line Early Childhood development program, GCU, has been very welcoming and helpful. I feel like this huge new chapter of my life has started and I am very excited to see where it leads me!


Grams said...

Everything happens for a reason and everything seems to be leading toward this. It may not beeasy but I'm confident you will be successful.

Natalie said...

Go Jen Go!!!