Aug 4, 2009

Aaaaand DONE!

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
That was a long test! It took about two hours to complete. Most likely because I read everything, read the question, read what part of the story they were talking about, read the answers and read the same part AGAIN and then picked the answer.

The comprehension and writing parts were fairly easy. I scored "above average" on writing and "excelled" at comprehension. Apparently reading blogs and writing one of my own helped! YAY go blogging!!!

The math was a COMPLETELY different story! I suck at math! I really like math, but for some reason, it takes me awhile to "get it". I'm pretty sure that's because I make it more difficult in my head then it actually is. I've always done that. It's something to work on. The good thing is the teacher that I talked to after the test said that I won't need a lot of math in pre-nursing. I'll have to complete Geometry 1 for my pre requisite. That might change when I talk to my counselor on Monday. I'm not counting on ANYTHING anyone says until I have a piece of paper in my hand from the school that says this is what I need for pre-nursing.

He also said that most, if not all of my classes can be taken at the campus here in town. There are actually two campuses here in town, which I wasn't aware of. He said I shouldn't have to go to the main campus for at least two years. I sighed a BIG sigh of relief when he said that! I was wondering how we were going to get the kids to school, me too school, if I had to be 30 miles away at the same time the kids had to be at school.

I have an appointment with the counselor on Monday and he'll give me my schedule and we'll talk about the grant some more. I've heard that if there is any balance left over from the grant, that goes to me. But once again, I am not counting on ANYTHING until I either have it in writing, or in hand. I don't want to be greedy and take any money that I don't "need'. Sure it would be nice to have the balance transferred to my account, but if I don't "need" it, then I don't want to take it. I don't want to feel as if I'm taking advantage of anything or abusing this amazing opportunity I have been given.

I am so thankful I have this opportunity to go to school. I just don't want to screw it up! I want to do everything "by the book" and make the best of this opportunity.

I don't feel silly for freaking out. I did well on the test and I took it seriously. I'm glad I was so mindful of it because if I wasn't, it means it's not important to me. It IS important to me!

I feel very lucky to have so much support. I have Husband who is cheering me on and told me tonight that we would work out a routine for studying, schooling and household chores. I have all of you who I could feel today. All day I got text messages, comments and emails FULL of support and encouragement. Thank you all so much for that! Even if you did think I was being a silly drama queen ;o) This is really happening! WOW!

21 friends have commented:

WiseGuy on August 5, 2009 at 2:45 AM said...

Oh, I love the silly drama queen. And oh, Your husband rocks!

Hope you get to go to the nearest campus, and don't have too much mathematics to break your heart on. And that you come out with flying colours.

Till then, I can make up my favourite bedpan fantasy. Right,sister?


KimboSue on August 5, 2009 at 4:47 AM said...

YAY for understanding hubby.
YAY for new adventures!

Katie Cupcake on August 5, 2009 at 5:30 AM said...

You are such a rockstar! I'm so proud of you

Aunt Becky on August 5, 2009 at 5:32 AM said...

Dude. You can SO do it. If *I* did it, YOU can do it. Those placement tests always suck, eh? I remember that.

SS on August 5, 2009 at 6:29 AM said...

Congratulations, that is a big step! ON the grant, you could think of the money for books and supplies, gas, mileage etc, especially as you begin to drive to the other campus. Just a thought, there may be more hidden costs than you imagine.

Kristin on August 5, 2009 at 6:30 AM said...

I sometimes thing the placement tests are more stressful than the actual classes.

You are going to totally rock at this!

Flying Monkeys on August 5, 2009 at 6:32 AM said...

I ehat math too. A lot.
I'm glad you have so much support and so much drive to take it seriously!
Good luck! You'll kick @ss!

JJ on August 5, 2009 at 6:56 AM said...

Dude, I suck at math--

Ooo Im just excited for you-I may have to pick your brain soon--Ive been tossing this idea around for a long time--and need some wise advice before diving in. Esp since its been ages since I sat in a classroom...

AND, how do you get your cool header to move with my mouse movements?! I play with it every time I come to the blog!

kate on August 5, 2009 at 6:58 AM said...

Yes, you are a blogging queen-- of COURSE you rocked the linguistic portion of the test!

I am the same way with math. I understand, I just need extra time to think it through.

Good luck with your counselor appointment Monday. And COOL that you get to take classes closer to home, at least for the first couple of years.

I think you have the exact perfect attitude that you need to have. Do everything you can by the book, and make the best of this. If you do everything you can to follow the rules, then you know that you won't be surprised by anything.

And yes! You are doing something HUGE and you are taking it seriously! I would be totally worried if you weren't a little freaked out!

becomingwhole on August 5, 2009 at 7:07 AM said...

Yay for you! Yay for your hubster!

You are going to be great in your new adventure...I truly believe that. All this hard work this year has been leading up to it, I really believe it.


Carrie on August 5, 2009 at 8:35 AM said...

I am so glad your test went well! I also do pretty well at English and SUCK balls at math. It is so hard for me to understand.

SO excited for your new adventure!!!

Thanks for the support on my blog. It is so amazing to have so many cheerleaders for me and the boys. :)

Happy Wednesday!

Dora on August 5, 2009 at 10:13 AM said...


Morgan on August 5, 2009 at 10:17 AM said...

Congrats on doing so well! Math was never my best subject either!

IF Optimist, then... on August 5, 2009 at 11:43 AM said...

Good job! Woo hoo for your awesome husband getting a schedule going. It makes me very happy to know that you are going to have great support.

Katie on August 5, 2009 at 11:44 AM said...

YAAAAAAY blogging!!!! LOL
we all knew you were a good writer!

'Murgdan' on August 5, 2009 at 3:09 PM said...

Good job.

Cheering you on all the way!

SassyCupcakes on August 5, 2009 at 4:21 PM said...


For what it's worth, when I was at Uni all the 'mature age students' doing nursing had a remedial maths class once a week during the semester. Maybe you could try something like that?

Sunny on August 5, 2009 at 4:50 PM said...

Congratulations!! You aren't silly for worrying or focusing on doing everything "by the book." That's all part of how will you be successful. Good luck, can't wait for the fun to begin! :)

Erica on August 5, 2009 at 6:30 PM said...

This is terrific news! Congratulations. :)

And thank you for all of your support on my blog. Your comments really mean a lot to me and they've helped me through many difficult moments.

TSM Oregon on August 5, 2009 at 7:39 PM said...

I am SOOOO proud of you!!! I wish I could have gone with you, but..yanno...stuff., other stuff.

But I am STILL right there! Can't wait to see what happens next!

Busted Tube on August 9, 2009 at 1:23 PM said...

This is so awesome! Good for you for making it happen!

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