You know what is completely refreshing and thrilling? KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU GROW UP! It only took me 26 years to figure out, but I got it! As mentioned here, I have officially applied to the University of Iowa to complete my bachelor's, and then, inshallah, be on my way to law school! Thankfully, Iowa has an online program for those of us who have 60+ credits (I currently have 91) where you can complete a BLS and focus on whatever courses will benefit you most. I emailed Iowa's School of Law to confirm that that degree would be accepted (I don't want to pay for something that will get me nowhere) and yay, it would! I will hopefully be starting classes in May. Fingers crossed it will take two years or less to complete the BLS.
Ben is almost finished with his masters and starting to think more seriously about how to go about getting his Ph.D. He is exploring his options a bit and trying to figure out the best path for him. This is a new area for both of us, so any advice is happily accepted. Before we start towards our higher degrees we plan to meet with a financial adviser and figure out things in that department or at least get an idea of what to expect. Our biggest worries aren't necessarily about getting into the higher ed. programs, but about surviving financially during and after earning our degrees. Kind of a scary thing.
I'm so excited for our future! Ben knows what he wants to do and is figuring out how to accomplish it, I have finally figured out my calling, and we are slowly, but surely, working towards our goals. I find it laughable that a year ago I thought I might want to be a librarian. Or a teacher. What the heck was I thinking? HA. SO not for me. I enjoy working in the legal field and I want to learn more. Ben enjoys having in depth conversations with other educators about different teaching styles and what works best in the classroom and wants to eventually be a professor.
Basically, we both like using our brains to the max.
We're excited. We have the motivation. We have the support.