Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Going Back to School

I've often dreamed of going back to school. I attended college for 2 years and then pursued a career in Restaurant Management. I researched my options and knew that another 2 years of college would result in still needing about the same in experience. I had a restaurant offering me a management position on the spot and decided that that was a better alternative. It's a good thing that I really enjoyed my work. It kept me employed for 17 years in a challenging and rewarding career. I still wish I had the piece of paper.

I'm the type of person that like to finish what I started (unless it's a craft project, which sometimes never gets finished). I started college and I want to finish. I want to finish for myself. I want to finish to set an example for my kids. Years ago I looked into taking a few courses and was amazed at how steep the prices have gotten. I was even more shocked to see the prices of universities offering programs online. Recently, in the news, I've seen reports on an online university, Western Governors University, that costs about half of what the others charge. They are strictly and online university with no building or maintenance costs to inflate pricing. They charge per term versus per credit. This is definitely something I will be looking into more over the next couple months. I think once Puddin Pop starts school full time It would be great to set the example and good studying habits by working towards and online mba.

It's funny. While dreaming of taking online courses I was thinking of several years from now when the kids are ready to attend college. Is college strictly for higher education or an experience one should receive? I think online is right for me, but think being part of a university and all the college experiences is something I would like for my children. Is that strange?

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