I am officially a college student… again! I have been wanting to go back to school for quite some time and over the last two months I decided to take the steps to go back to school.
I am now a Liberty University online student. I start January 12th and will be getting my Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. As I close out this year with my one word being “fearless” I knew I needed to get out of the “what-ifs” of going back to school and just apply. It couldn’t hurt to apply, correct? Correct.
I need to stare down the barrel of what I feel is impossible and realize that I might not be able to do it in my own strength and that is okay. Relying on God’s strength is so much better any way. 🙂
There were a few things I prayed would take place so that I knew God was directing me. I wanted to make sure the funding was there, I would be able to take some “easy” classes my first semester, and that my credits from previous college experience would translate into my not being a freshman.
The funding will continue to be my biggest trust issue with going back to school. I do not want loans, but for now I have to take them out. I am doing everything I can to save and pay the loans off fast. I want to finish school debt free and I am very determined that will happen. Anyone know of scholarships I can apply for?
I am able to take “easy” classes my first semester! I will be taking two classes at a time and I look forward to starting my core classes in March!
That brings me to my credits transferring over. I had so many that transferred over that I entered Liberty University online as a sophomore!
I will still be blogging throughout my time in school because I know a lot of it will spur more writing about what life is like as a sibling to someone with a disability.
Would you pray for me and my time in school? Pray that God continues to give me wisdom in how to financially pay off whatever debt may occur. Pray for wisdom and strength to finish my classes and finish well.
For those of you thinking and wondering “what in the world is Becky going to give up in order to do school” the answer is… running. Running will take a back seat to school. I will still run but not train as much as I have been over the last couple of years. I will need the running more so now than ever before. 🙂
Thank you for your prayers!