Thursday, September 3, 2009

Back in the Saddle

We are home now and all settled in. I think moving so much so often lately has helped us get really good at adjusting quickly. BUT, I'm really ready to stay put for awhile. Thats exciting!

Steven started school again last week at ASU. This is his first semester at the main campus in Tempe, and his first semester in the W. P. Carey program. So far, I think he likes it, despite the looong commute. He only has to go to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Wednesday nights. He's gone all day long on Tuesday and Thursday though. And, of course those are my days off. We have completely opposite schedules. Only 2 semesters after this one for Steven though! I'm so excited for him! He's such a smartie. He came home on Tuesday and told me that he's joining a club that helps you get paid international internships, and that he really wants to do it. Didn't I just say that we JUST got settled in and he's ready to be on the move again. Haha, he wears me out! But, thats why I love him and I hope it works out if thats what he really wants to do.

I started school on Monday at Grand Canyon University. It was my first day there and I must admit I was a little nervous. I really like it so far. It was so cool to sit in my first class and see multiple hands go up when asked if their major was pre-physical therapy. Its exciting to be going to school with people who want to do what I want to do, and who know and understand just how much time and effort its going to take. Some days I want to just give up and get an easier degree or something that won't take so much of my time and so much of our money, but it's my goal and Steven and my family won't let me forget it. So, the cool thing about GCU is most of their classes are eight weeks. So I have two classes right now and then two starting in Oct for a total of 13 credits this semester. The curriculum is sped up, but I think I'm going to like it so much better than having one class drag out the whole semester. I'm kinda scared how crazy its going to get with school and work though. I got a job in a physical therapy clinic right when we got home. I'm working for the same people that I always have, just in the Glendale clinic which is one that I haven't worked in before. Right now I leave for work at 6 am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday; work until noon, and then I have class from 1-5 pm. So far, my boss hasn't needed me much on Tuesday and Thursdays. It would be nice to get those extra hours, but its nice to not have to work and to have two days to study and maybe do a load of laundry! Hopefully I'll manage my time well. Thank goodness for weekends is all I can say. And, right now Labor Day weekend is looking pretty darn good.