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Posted by : Becca | On : September 10, 2008

I knew that going back to school to finish my degree would mean having to do some things I don’t particularly want to do…such as math homework. Ugh. Math was never my strong suit. I’m in an algebra class right now and though it’s a challenge, I’m muddling through.

Something funny, though…I found a new definition of humility. That would be having my almost 13 year old daughter help ME with MY homework. She sure got a kick out of it. More than that though, I really think it gave her some confidence to really see that sometimes kids DO know more than grown-ups. Now if only I could get her to clean her room…but that’s a whole other blog post, isn’t it?

All in all, school is going well. I’ve gotten A’s in all my classes thus far. In May I’ll have my Associates degree and then just a while to go to finally get my Bachelors. The good news is that I WILL be done before my kids start college. Yippee!

May

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Posted by : Becca | On : May 5, 2008

One thing that has enhanced my life greatly is reading. When searching for options on working from home, I read a lot of books, blogs, articles…anything I could get my hands on. The first book I ever read that had to do with working from home was “Making a Living Without a Job” by Barbara J. Winter. It truly inspired me and opened my eyes to the many possibilities there are for someone who wants to earn income without a traditional job. Since then I have read many books, articles, blogs etc. on working from home and each has given me great ideas, resources and inspiration.

I encourage everyone to check out the many books Amazon has to offer on the topic of making a living. I put together the Eclectic WAHM Bookstore to create a resource of all the books I could find about telecommuting, business ideas and anything to do with working from home. Check it out if you get a chance – you may find just what you need to inspire you or get you on the right track for your at home career!

Here are some great books to check out:

On another note…I have been doing more reading lately. I recently had one of those birthdays. You know, those certain milestones that make you sit back and think “What have I done with my life? What am I doing with my life? What do I want to be when I grow up?” Something I realized was that I was ready – more than ready – to finally finish something I started a long time ago. I thought “well, I work from home…can I go to school from home?” The answer to that question was a resounding YES! Since I really enjoy web design, computers and marketing, I found a program that was a great fit for me. I’m now enrolled in the University of Phoenix online program to get my Bachelor of Science in IT/Multimedia & Visual Communication degree. I was astounded to find that many of the credits from :::ahem::: about 20 years ago actually transferred, so I am closer to my degree than I even imagined. It’s really exciting to be back in school with a real goal in mind. I love learning in the online environment. Doing it this way makes my schedule so much easier.

If you’ve been thinking about going back to school check out University of Phoenix. The people there I’ve encountered have been so helpful. The instructors are great, my academic, financial and admissions counselors have all been fabulous. I was able to get Federal student loans and a grant, so I’ve had no out of pocket expenses so far. It’s been a great experience and I’d recommend them to anyone looking to further their education.

I haven’t been spending as much time on my Squidoo lenses as I’d like lately, but I’ll be catching up there very soon.

So, that’s what’s up with me. What’s up with you? ­čÖé