Saturday, September 13, 2008

Back to school...

Towards the end of last year I talked to my manager about going back to school to earn a Certificate of Accounting Concentration. I had done some research and found that Columbus State offered this program so instead of earning an MBA which I started in Indy, it would be like I had double majored in business: marketing and accounting. I would basically just be fulfilling the accounting requirements. This would take less time than an MBA and get me to the same point – credits needed to take the CPA if I ever decided to and the ability to get a better accounting position. Anyway, right after I found this information I found out I was pregnant and that changed everything. I had a difficult time concentrating in class one I got engaged - there was no way I was going to take classes while preparing for Camden's arrival! Now that Camden is here I’ve started thinking about it again. But is this what I truly want to do or do I want to start doing the wedding planning? And do I want to dedicate the time to it? I would only take one class a quarter (love the quarter system) so four or five classes a year and it should only take two years but that’s time taken away from our family. I'm already having a hard time knowing that I have to go back to work soon. The idea of leaving him for most of the day - I don't want to think about it. Between class time, time for homework and studying…What if I was at class and Camden decided that was the night to start crawling or say his first word? Or is now the right time since he's so small. When he's older we'll be doing more things together and it may be more difficult. Plus, going back would mean more work for Brian. He would have to be the one taking care of Camden while I was in class. The up side it that completing this certificate would mean better opportunities in the future and it would give me more confidence in what I am doing. I’m not sure what to do. The good thing is it’s too late to decide this quarter because classes are starting. I think I’ll take the first step and meet with an advisor in the program. I'd like to see what classes will transfer from OSU and IUPUI and how much time will need to be dedicated. I’ll let you know what I decide.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

I know what you mean! I struggle with similar thoughts/decisions. Its so hard to decide, I mean...we only get this one life, one chance to hopefully "get it right". Who knows!! I hope you find the answers you are looking for soon :)

Shey said...

Aww your struggle is one that you should look in your heart and find the answer to! I know it's there! :) Either way you're a great role model already to baby Camden! He would be proud of his mom. :)

Maya said...

You'll figure it out! Do what feels right in your gut. He could start crawling when you're out at the store...so don't always let that be a factor. Go with what feels right for you and the boys!

Anonymous said...

Kristi,
Just from experience...(I took a Saturday class for 10 weeks when Claire was little) It will be easier if you do it now when he is little becuase he won't remember you being gone and he will require alot more attention as he grows. Good luck with your decision!
Christina