WHY? WHY? WHY?
Ok, if you haven't guessed, this is going to be a whiny post, and since I'm pretty much writing to an audience of one, a.k.a. myself, I get to be as whiny as I want.
I AM going back to school for a very good reason, even if that reason escapes me. But honestly, that reason is so that I will be eligible to bid for my own government contracts, instead of having to subcontract through my father. WHY is this a big deal? If I can get my own contracts, I can set my own rates. If my father decides to truly retire, then I don't have to make sure that my Dad has a contract that I can work from. And to be eligible to bid on my own contracts, I need to have experience (which I have) and accounting classes (which I don't have.)
Hard to believe that after 11 1/2 years of corporate credit experience, that I have never - and I'm pretty sure that includes High School - I have never had a single accounting class.
So, obtaining my Accounting Assistant certificate, and possibly my Associate's Degree in Accounting, from the local Tech College does have a very realistic end purpose.
Why am I complaining then?
Well, you see, even thought I already have a Bachelor's Degree, the local TC has their own requirements. This involved having to take
So, that is why at 9:45 on a Saturday night, I am working on homework. The kids have gone to sleep. The husband is in the kitchen watching a movie on his computer, that might have been a side benefit - not sure if he went in there to avoid me or annoy me. Not going to question, because I could work on a 50-page lesson.
All three of this semester's classes are self-paced. This means that I have to motivate myself to do these
I need to finish 3 more lessons to be able to take the final in Word 1. That still means I have to finish Excel 1 and Excel 2 by December 10th and take the finals in those classes by December 15th.
I didn't do squat on these lessons until the beginning of October, even though school started August 15th. WHY did I procrastinate?
It wasn't even procrastinating, ok, some of it was, but I was still working for Dad during August and September. Most of my work was in Excel 93-97. I didn't want to install the new Office software on my computer and it change my formatting on my work documents - that would have been a nightmare.
It is now 10 o'clock and I think I'm done whining.