Friday, September 16, 2011

Well - Now I've gone and done it

I realize that some of you have suspected this for some time now.  However, today it became official

I have completely Lost My Mind

Are you wondering what thing happened to push me over the edge ?  To dangle by my fingertips at the edge of a cliff ?  To add one more thing to an already full, busy, often chaotic schedule ????

Today I officially committed to go ...............

What the heck was I thinking ??   (Not sure)   It is true that I was a young nerd and loved school and still love to learn new things.  And yes, I still get nostalgic as summer ends and find myself at the store looking at all the Back to School supplies.  But then I give my head a smack and get over it. 

But the truth is I enjoy learning new things and I try to take the opportunity to take any professional development opportunities  as they arise through my work.  I really enjoy my job and hope that by expanding my knowledge base I will eventually rise through the ranks somewhat.

For the past year I have been encouraged (gently nudged etc) to investigate opportunities in a more advanced area of my field.  I looked around a bit at different programs but always held back, thinking it was a big committment and maybe I didn't have the time.  However recently the nudges got a little more frequent.   I looked a little harder and found what is really an excellent program that is offered through Continuing Education, meaning I can participate on-line and submit assignments/exams.

The Progam and the courses being offered are perfect - exactly what we were looking for and I received approval to apply.   But now that the initial excitement has worn off --   Panic has set in.  Do you know how many years it has been since I was in University ?   Can I manage everything I already do AND take university courses ?   Well, we are going to find out soon.  

If anyone sees a brain laying around, would they please put it in a package and mail it back to me.  Mine is apparently missing.


  1. Way to go!!! I bet you will have a blast, and I am so proud of you for taking the plunge. I bet you will do great!
    I know you can do it!

  2. Well good for you! I'm sure you'll be amazing!

  3. Ha-ha! I'd love to know where all these lost female brains have gone. Are they hanging out somewhere laughing at us because we are now dumber than dirt??? If they are vacationing in Hawaii, why couldn't we go too???
    Someting to think about, if I only had a brain!
    Hey, good luck with the courses. You will do fine!

  4. Oh dear girl..., how upsetting that you've lost your brain... Have you looked under the bed, or under the car seat? it might have rolled under there.... ha,ha.

    Seriously Kim, you've just made me very proud of you to go back to school. Way to go friend...

    Who says that you have to keep doing ALL the things you have on your long "to do" list. Just ease off a bit on the less important stuff on your agenda and you'll get'er done. I have every confidence in you, cause you're a smart cookie.....

  5. Woo Hoo!!! Now I'm jealous!! You get to buy highlighters and I don't! (Think I still have a value pack of them hanging around here somewhere....might be a little dried up though....) Seriously - GREAT for you! But, I also have to say....better you than me! Ha! Sorry - I just can't seem to moderate my comments today.... I know you'll do amazing....what course of study are taking up??? When do you start? What classes are you taking? Us fellow school nerds wanna know more!!! Happy Friday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Wow, good for you... stepping out of your comfort zone... and now have an excuse to buy a new wardrobe plus shoes!!!

  7. You can do it, I know you can!! I'm proud and jealous of you. Someday too maybe I will lose my mind and go back to school!
    Good luck and make it fun!
    Karen & the Hounds

  8. Well - just put on the 2nd pair of big girl panties and hit the books! You will be amazing! Yes, there will be days where you will want to cry and rant but you will get through it and be better for it. When I went back for my master's degree, I was working full time too and taking care of things at home. There were days where I did lose my mind but Millie will be there for you as will your blog friends! You'll be glad in the long run that you did it. You go girl!

  9. Well I know who is going to be teachers pet! Good for you I think it will be good for you and your going to be a great student.

  10. Well Kim,
    I think you may have officially lost your mind! LOL! But truthfully I think you are going to enjoy it and doing it online should make it manageable! Nothing to lose ( Uh Hmmmm....... and everything to gain! Now go look harder for that mind because you are going to need it!!
    Best wishes and keep us posted on your first day of school!
    Cathy G

  11. How exciting! I've thought a few times about going back to school, but... I think I'm just lazy.

  12. Good for you, Kim...doing these course on-line today is least when you want to tear out your hair, you can do it and no one will see you do it...Best of Luck....

  13. Well done! It's a way to stay mentally young, so they say. (Actually, I think it may be true. )

  14. Wow, Kim. You have my admiration for tacking school onto all that's already on your plate. Hope you don't like sleeping...