I'm going to try and tackle these questions over the next little while, or at least put my thoughts down so I can look back at them one day in the future and see where I am.
First up. Where am I going to go to school?
I have been accepted to my dream school. It's a private Christian university and thus costs A LOT OF $$! In order for me to go there I would need some major financial aid as well as student loans. I would also have to move. It's only an hour away from where I live now, and technically I could commute, but I don't have a car and public transit would take 1.5-2 hrs. Not ideal. Plus I would have to leave my amazing roommate/wife (more on that some other time).
I am waiting to here back from the university that I live right beside. Seriously. It's a whole lot cheaper to attend, I wouldn't have to move and it was my 2nd choice school way back when I graduated from high school. Ideally this is the better choice, so hopefully they offer me admission. I checked my status and they finally have all of my paperwork!
What should I take in school?
I have applied for the Bachelor of Education program. I am 3 credits short of the required credits to transfer into the program, but I'm hoping by some miracle they allow it! My 2nd option was a Bachelor of General Studies in order to get my last 3 credits before transferring in. So, again, ideally I will be taking my Bachelor of Education, majoring in Education and minoring in Learning Disabilities.
Which brings me to:
What am I going to be when I grow up?
When I graduated from high school I wanted to be a Secondary Drama and English teacher. After 3 years of university, the idea of going to school for the rest of my life was not ideal! Now, after another 3 years of "living" the original plan seems pretty awesome. Yes, I still want to teach Drama and English, but I also want to learn more about learning disabilities and how to overcome the issues that come along with them. For the last few months I have been working as an In Home Support Worker with youth who have autism. I am absolutely amazed at how fast these kids can learn when given the right programming for their needs. I've also gotten to learn some ASL which has been very cool. I don't know a lot, but I can sign "coffee, please" and "I am bored/really bored!" which of course are 2 very important signs to know!
The rest of the questions will be answered in time. Most likely, not in as quick of time as I would like, but that's alright. I have lots of time.