Monday classes at the University of Memphis started. I have made my return to campus so I can finish my BA that I've been working on forever (although I did have a four year break). I'm taking classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:50-7:45AM (yes AM!), Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:55PM and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30PM. This is in addition to my full-time 8-5PM job.
Monday proved to be difficult, I was too stupid to figure out how to use my parking garage tag, it took me 15 minutes to hike from the parking garage to the building my class was in, it was a million degrees outside (okay maybe not that hot but still rather warm), I was starving by 7:30, I didn't have coffee, my composition class is taught by someone at least four years younger than me and I feel impossibly old compared to everyone else. Despite all that, I'm glad to be back.
It's not so much about getting a degree to get a better job, because really I've been working in the field (Non-Profit Development & Administration) I'm getting a degree in for the last nine years. Now granted once I get a degree I'll probably be able to get something slightly beyond entry-level but mainly I want to go, learn and finish. I want to finally pass algebra, be done with it and hopefully not have to deal with it in a classroom setting ever again. I want to get a degree with my name on it and know I worked hard to earn it.