Last week I got a life-changing email (and yes, I come by my flair for the dramatic naturally). It was from BYU-Idaho. They are starting a pilot program for students who want to finish their degrees through online courses and since I had expressed interest in it a few months ago, they emailed me to let me know about the program and ask if I would like to apply.
If you know anything about my school saga, you will know how absolutely ecstatic this makes me!! I left school when David finished, 30 credits shy of a degree. I thought it would be simple to finish up at BYU. How wrong that was! BYU wants you to take at least 20 credits of your major classes with them--perfectly reasonable, except that I only had 2 English classes left to take and didn't feel like taking them all again or starting over with a new major. They also will only let you finish your degree online if you take 20 credits of classes on their campus, which would have been hard for me to do, considering there are four little people running around here and that's why I wanted the online option anyway. I did do three semesters at UVSC (now UVU), but it was still going to take me quite a while to get a degree that way, plus, I left one of my classes mid-semester because I was overwhelmed, stressed and had just had Griffin, so I would have to take that class over again and I've been dreading it.
I feel like this is an answer to my prayers. I can't believe I'm going back to school, but I am. The kids are a bit older now and I things in my life have settled down. I feel ready. Bring it on!