Monday, July 23, 2012

nothing wrong with that.


Did you know what I wanted to be when I was a little kid??... Probably, not.  Hahaha… however, I did.  I still have the paper I wrote in 6th grade describing it in fantastical description.  I wanted to be a business woman, who lived in a condo that lived next to the mall!  True. 


Man… I love me.  Well, it all sounds rosy poesy when you’re an innocent, until the big bad world comes a flying at you and decides to throw you a couple of curve balls.  And that’s cool; I’m no hater of the game.  Yet, that doesn’t mean my ninths inning is over either.  :P


Nope, kids… I’m still going to reach for my dreams.  They may have had to wait a bit, but that doesn’t mean I’m not worthy of them.  Quite the opposite, really.  This fall I’m going back to college.  I’ve waited a very, very long time to position my children, home and myself into a successful place to grasp for this dream again and I plan to ace it.  Period.



Why would I share this with my craft blog kids??... Because, damn it… we are Wives, Mothers, and Ourselves (usually, last.. but STILL vitally important!) too and hot damn.. WE deserve to live our dreams.  Come on girls… let’s pull up are big girl panties and at least recognize we are soooOOOOoooo worth the effort!  I know you are, because I am.



Hopefully, in the next year... I’ll be working downtown, having lunch with my husband, drinks afterwards and building my own 401K.  Yeah, I believe... we can have it all.  do you???  (wink, wink)


Xo, Heather

33 comments:

  1. Work it, Mama! Good for you! www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

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  2. I was a stay at home Mom for 5 years and then had a home day care for another 7. I knew my DXH and I were going to get divorced and I needed a job that got me out of the house. I didn't want to be an accountant anymore so I went to nursing school and I've loved it. I always say that if anyone had told me I was going to want to be a nurse, even when I was 35, I'd have laughed my ass off! And I look back now and can't believe I pulled off school after so many years. Good luck to you Heather.

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  3. Good luck. Dreams are good.

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  4. Woohoo! Go for it! I waited 20 years to be able to go back to college. Glad I took that step You'll probably find that you do so much better work now than you would have years ago. So go bust it open!! :D

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  5. My husband was dean of an evening college program for many years, and the adult students were, and are, terrific. You'll bring your life experience and your maturity to the classroom, and will do wonderfully!! Best of luck.

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  6. Heather--I went back to college a few years ago. At first it was really intimidating--I felt so old (I am) by comparison, but after I started looking around, there were a lot of older students--I had friends who were 45, 55, and 70ish. I think I had more fun because I wasn't young and trying to fit in, and my years of experience seemed to add perspective. I met several students older than me--one of them even in her late 70's and I couldn't keep up with her! It was a great experience (although takes a lot of time/energy). You will have a marvelous time and be sure enjoy the student discounts when you can! My funniest experience was in my first class (painting) and the instructor says something like to relax, not worry because it takes 20 or 30 years to get good at painting, and I said, "should I drop the class then since I don't have the time?" Gave HER a new perspective too! Have fun!!

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  7. DO it! :) I sometimes wish I had more time to craft, but I love my "business day job" and my 401K (and the security & freedom that they both represent).

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  8. Hey...if I can return to college and grad school after 25 years out of the loop...anyone can. Reach for your dreams...don't get distracted or discouraged...though unfortunately other folks will do both of those things to you along the way. Ignore them! Eyes on the prize! Good luck.

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  9. amen, my friend!! love the new look on your blog. hugs!

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  10. I believe!! Good Luck in reaching your dream!!!

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  11. Yes! So impressed you are going to reach out and work for what you want. You deserve it too. Having worked for both home and career I can share that it's not easy but very very worth it if that's what we want.

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  12. You go!! You can have it all. And you will.

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  13. Woot! It will be a blast for you..I loved school.

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  14. You know, I think we can have it all... just not all at once!
    Good luck lady!

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  15. Good luck! Five years ago my mom went back to college & it was tough for her but she made it. I want to go too but don't know yet what I want to go for.

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  16. Good for you! I'm sure it will be fantastic!

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  17. YOU are made of awesomesauce chicka!

    Just sayin'.

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  18. Go kick some academic ass!

    I just finished my degree in June after heading back at the tender age of 32. I was older but not the oldest in the program. It felt awesome when whippersnappers started turning to me to see what *I* thought before agreeing with the prof. :-) What are you taking???

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  19. Go on witcha bad self! College is going to be awesome! Have fun with it!

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  20. Something to think about is getting your prerequisites out of the way by taking them online. That way you can work on the classes at your pace and save the classroom for the classes you really look forward to!

    I really enjoy following your blog!

    I will you the best!

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  21. Go you! that is seriously exciting! I have thought about that as well. Good luck on your new adventure. I know you will be great!

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  22. I love that you dreamed of being a businesswoman as a young girl-- we need more girls to think that way! I'm so glad you shared this with us, it's inspirational, and I'm sure you're going to kick some ass!

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  23. Heather, Girl I love ya! I love even more that you like to keep it real! You go get those dreams and if you ever doubt yourself you call upon us to hear the might roar of the woman! Good luck, I am glad you found those big girl panties!

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  24. Congratulations! It took me 25 years to finish my Master's degree, so when the time is right, just do it. It's worth it just to say, "I achieved my goal!" Good luck!

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  25. I just had to vent to my man today. He gets to go out everyday and be around grown ups. We are going to spend the day together tomarrow. I can't wait!

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  26. Good on ya girl!!!!!As long as we still have time to see each other I fully support this! Im kidding- I fully support you period!

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  27. Great news! I went back to school a year and a half ago and already have my A.S.! One more year and I will have my B.S.! My tip is to treat going back to college as your job and to get through it as fast as possible! Get permission to take extra credits and go take classes in summer to take YEARS off of your college path. You are so full of enthusiasm and energy that you will do so well with your new challenge!
    Keep us all posted as you go along...we can all use the encouragement to pursue our goals!
    Tricia

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  28. Good for you girlfriend!! You always make me want to pull up my big-girl panties a little bit higher. GOOD LUCK TO YOU and keep enjoying summer. (Thanks for that reminder as well.)

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  29. Dang, and here I thought you were going to buy a condo and live next to the mall! Seriously, you go, and more importantly, kudos on positioning yourself to do it, that was probably the hardest part! And, finally, I actually thought you WERE a business woman!!! : )

    (I wanted to be, and I quote my handwritten goal from grade school, "a baby animal nurse")

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  30. Im delighted to read this entry, Heather! I'm new-er to your blog, but it's on the top of my list- you are just so darned pleasant! Enjoy school! And better yet, enjoy back to school shopping!!!!!

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  31. Congrats for making that step!! I went back for a masters degree when I was 33. After I got over the intial shock of being so much older than everyone else, it was totally fine and the best decision I ever made. You are going to have so.much.fun.

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