Welcome to the third post in the November Edition Blog Series here at Createyou86. I just wanted to pop onto the blog, and let everyone know why i'm not further along in the series when i said earlier that i had up to next year already planned out. All of the above is true, except what changed is that I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL!
In the first week of November i enrolled in the CDA (Child Development Associate) program through my day job. This program is three, eleven week college classes with two week breaks in between. I had heard from everyone that has taken the classes that they are so easy, and that they are just "common sense." While this is true it is also A TON of work (which no one seemed to mention.) I have about four assignments per week so far. This week includes a 1-2 page paper, a discussion question (3 paragraphs), 2 responses to other peoples discussion answers (another couple of paragraphs), and an hour long live classroom session, and more questions to answer). Even with everything planned out (in my new Recollections Creative Life Planner) it is still a ton of work!
This past week i also bought a new desk because i couldn't find anywhere to sit comfortably, and quietly to do homework. One night last week i was sitting in the kitchen doing school work, and my mom was chatting with me, and before i knew it i was on Pinterest checking out Christmas presents to get my sister. I knew i needed my own space to do work, and not be completely distracted. I purchased the desk from The Christmas Tree Shop, and assembled it in an hour.
The shelves are upside down, but I am completely okay with that. If i took the time to flip them over it would have been eight extra screws to unscrew, and re-screw. With this schedule i am literally doing school work most of the week, and i am hoping that the schedule will lighten up as the semester goes on. Here are part of my second week notes for you to check out.
Another awesome side note would be that i had to purchase another laptop (even though i bought a brand new one about 2 months ago) because the live sessions for this class are not supported by chrome. Imagine how upset i was when i found that out. Based on that alone, if i had known that before the classes started i never would have taken the classes.
Thank you for sticking with me through this transition, and look forward to a few posts this week as we get ready for Thanksgiving (I have four days off to knock some blog posts out of the park!) Wishing you, and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!
Let me know in the comments below what is your favorite food/foods to eat at Thanksgiving dinner? (Mine are turkey, and stuffing!)