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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

School dilemas

Another thing David and I have been talking a lot about lately is me going back to school. I was reading Harry Potter today (the 5th book in anticipation of reading the 6th soon) and hearing them talk about homework was making me wish I was back in school. I just don't know what to do.

I have 22 credits left at BYU-Idaho. I really don't think I'm going to be able to talk David into going back up there for a few semesters so that I can finish there, which would be my ideal solution. So, the other options I'm considering are going to BYU, taking 14 credits of English over again, plus starting and finishing a minor OR going to UVSC and getting a degree in photography, which would be about 50 credits or so. I could probably finish at BYU in three semesters if I crammed it in, but I couldn't start until winter. If I go to UVSC, I would finish in four semesters, but I could start this fall. This is important right now, because David needs to get another full-time job if I don't go to school. We actually make money in a way if I go, because we can defer my students loan payments, get grants and get more loans.

So, what do I want to do? No idea. I somehow can't give up my English major. I never had any doubts about what I was going to major in. I always knew that English was my passion and that I was dang good at it. I don't want to be a teacher, so my degree is basically insurance--I will have a degree to use if I ever need it. Photography scares me. I know that I'll probably be good at it, but there's so much to learn. I know practically nothing. The classes tend to be in larger blocks as well, which is not as good as far as my kiddles go. Much easier to be gone for shorter periods. But, photography is practial. Even if I never do it full time, it has the potential to be a nice side income that could get us through law school. And if something did happen to David, it would make a career that would be easier to fall back on. An English degree is not as practical. There's no ready-made career path. But I just can't seem to get over the hurdle of giving up English (by the way, I'd probably have a minor in English in I choose photography).

I just don't know. . .
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