My advisor says I’ve completed everything I need in order to have my degree this semester and best I can tell, she’s right. Yet – I won’t be satisfied until I get my letter of acceptance from the Records office. They mailed them out yesterday. I had hoped by some small-town miracle that I might get mine today…but I believe the mail has already come today and there was no letter. Today I ran into my advisor from Mid-Continent University, which is the school I plan to obtain my Bachelor’s from (and perhaps a Master’s) and she let me know that my semester will start June 4. It’s an 18 month program which means I’ll have a Bachelor’s degree by next December!!! It’s taken 14 years to get an Associates, so 18 months seems like nothing. Continuing with a Master’s is a decision I will make after I’m at least halfway through the program. That would be an additional 24 months…I’d probably take some time off in between and see what kind of job I could get. I’d love to move to a larger city – Nashville, Tn would be ideal. It’s an easy 2 hour drive from where I currently live, so I’d be close to my family, but also in a place with far more job opportunities. I’m almost 2 years away from having to make that decision…so I’ll just put that on a back burner for now.
It’s one month 24 days until my vacation!!!
I’m still working out with kettle bells, I haven’t really lost any weight. Then again, I think I upped my calorie intake at the same time I started working out. So I’m kicking into gear – by the start of my vacation on May 12, I want to be another 10 lbs down. I’ve also been attending a financial budgeting class that my work is offering and I had to give my spending habits a good hard look. Over a three month period I spent $500 on eating out. Not only is that financial madness, that’s dietary madness. So, until my vacation I will only be giving myself $20 a week for spending money. This will force me to cook at home, which in turns, guarantees that I eat healthier. I’m a firm believer that anything cooked fresh at home is healthier than it’s counterpart at a fast food restaurant. For example – I made tacos and rice this weekend. Those are automatically healthier than Taco Bell, and probably cheaper in the long run. Cost me about $10 total and they lasted for four meals.
Recap: I have my body on a diet, I have my money on a diet, and when I go on vacation I’m going to gain back all the weight I lost and spend all the money I saved.