I remember when the first day of school was exciting! I’m talking about high school and maybe your first year in college.
Don’t you remember being filled with so many emotions? Feelings of butterflies in your stomach because your nervous or because you’re excited to see your summer love. Excited to show off those new kicks or that awesome outfit you picked out weeks before. Eager to learn, or for some dreading the drive and waking up early. I will admit, it wasn’t all fun and games, right?
Let’s take it way back now. How many of you remember the first day of kindergarten? When your mom and dad or grandma and grandpa dropped you off, did you cry? Did they cry?
Monday, August 20th marked the first day of school for Mommy! I hardly prepared. I wore leggings and a shirt I got from a swag bag and didn’t have time to comb my hair. Thankfully my parents live down the street from Mesa College so it’s a convenient arrangement for me. My brother dropped me off and all I remember is hearing Pinky screaming, “Mommy, don’t leave me!” and “Mommy, don’t go to school!” It broke my heart, but I stayed strong. I went to class and partially enjoyed it.
For as long as I know, I have always been a good student. A close family friend once called me a professional student and I was offended for the longest time, but later realized it was a compliment. I truly believe we should all consider ourselves professional students. We should never stop learning. I am going to school not because I have to, but because I want to when it comes to education. I am also going to school because I need to help defer some student loans (is it okay that I said that out loud)!
In 2009, I was six months pregnant when I completed my masters degree. I am proud that one day I can tell Pinky that she was with me when I walked and made that achievement. But going back to school as an actual mom and having an actual child, is a whole new experience for me. I am terrified of not being able to keep up. The excitement is there, but so is the fear. And being a mom, I’d still rather be focusing on my little girl, spending time with her. I know in the end this will all make sense sooner rather than later.
On the bright side, I am excited about the classes I’m enrolled in, Principles of Public Relations and Intercultural Communications, both very interesting subjects for me. Being a mompreneur they are also very important subjects.
I will try to keep you updated on my progress. If anyone else has a similar story they can share? Any words of wisdom or encouragement please share by leaving a comment below!
Thank you, and keep me in your prayers!