I'd say I was going back but I've never really been in the first place. Unless volleyball and piano count. Don't ask me what I was thinking.
I went in today to take the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) placement test for our local community college and meet with an advisor. Reading and writing I aced with no problem. I knew that would happen, that's my love, talent, whatever. She was surprised how well I did on the math portion considering what I told her about my highschool math history - which is embarrasing to admit, but zilch. Nada. Except for a book called Algebra The Easy Way that I'm reading with J, and only the first three chapters and mostly just the story of that. She said I had a natural bent based on all I picked up from reading a book. Who would've thunk. She advised taking two courses, along with my 20-30 hours a week job of homeschooling and parenting and relationship with my hubby. It was nice she understood all these things. I won't be able to take the 16 week course and she still recommended two courses for the 12 week course. She said given she's known me all of five minutes from what she saw that I appear capable, motivated, and bright. She said she thinks I'll be able to handle it, get off to a good start and want to continue on. Sounds like a plan to me.
The college process has been really exciting, intimidating and overwhelming for me all at once - I ended up in tears when I was there last week. That's a long story though. Now the first steps are done and I'm getting really excited about this possibility. I'm inclined towards getting an Associate of Arts, in teaching if I wanted to narrow it down. I've wanted to do that since I was little but at this point it doesn't sound very exciting and I'm thinking I'll concentrate my courses elsewhere. If I end up teaching I'd prefer a private school any way and at this point not a whole lot of them require a teaching major. Any ideas on what else would be intriguing? Based on your thorough analysis of all my postings of course : ) .
I won't be registering until the fall so I don't have to pay out-of-state fees as I'll be a legal resident then. Given that, I have lots of time to sit back. Read some more. And figure out what other course I'm going to take besides math. Psychology looks interesting.
Now I'm off to be a more attentive audience for J's and S's plays they're coming up with. Mostly consisting of lines such as, "Try harder, you're acting like a girl!"