Where did my blogging drive go? I have no idea! Somewhere in between life and school and work I got too busy to keep up the blog. I kept writing (couldn’t stop that!), but it never made it onto the blog. But I have resolved to do better in 2015 and journal all the interesting things I am learning with school and work. So here is an update and a map for the new year. And I will begin getting more posts out here soon!
School – I have applied to Thomas Edison State College (TESC) and Liberty Online. I have been accepted to Liberty, still waiting to hear from TESC. Yesterday I began the long and complicated process of mailing in my test transcripts (that story is coming on Friday). I am ready to go take the Technical Writing DSST, but will wait until I am settled on a college. Then I can just have my test scores sent straight there.
Work – There will be a new part of this blog, as we focus on working in an uncommon way. As college students, many of us will be working for part time jobs and/or looking for full time work. This is a great time to begin working on skills and qualities that will make you a better employee (and help you get hired in a competitive market!). I recently started working as a Virtual Assistant. I am self employed, and currently have four clients I am helping with their websites in various ways.
General – Life in general is good. It rolls on whether I am taking tests or not. I am still raising chickens (about to have more chicks arrive), still a big sister (to some incredible people), still playing soccer, still running a Film Festival, and still reading. I have some new things going on that are teaching me how quickly life can change. It has encouraged me to stop each day and take a breath, just to remember that God is in control.
Plan for 2015
School – I have 11 tests and 1 course standing between me and graduation. It is my goal, Lord willing, to knock all those out this year and graduate with my Bachelors. The biggest roadblock to that is finances, so I will also be applying for scholarships. Stay tuned as I share test information, school updates, and scholarship help.
Work – To grow my Virtual Assistant (VA) work into a profitable business that provides me with the same amount of income as a full time job, but with more enjoyment and better hours. This is a great job for me now, as a student with other interests. And it is also perfect for a wife and mom, with children at home. I will be hosting it off of Uncommon Student (which has its own domain now!), so there will be a new website soon!
Life – Some of the goals I have for 2015 are: do one thing that really challenges me to get out of my shell, read 50 books I have always wanted to read (but never have), run a 5k, start getting up at 5:30 each morning, memorize a book of the Bible, and buy my own car.
Haha, yeah, I know. I’m crazy. 😉 Here’s to a great new year! Let’s experience it together!