So, here I am. I am in my last semester of school…and it only took me 13 years to finish. In my defense, I didn’t attend college continuously from age 18. On the contrary, I took many years off. I went to work, got married, had one child, went back to school, got pregnant again, and now I am finishing up with two kids in tow. I am 31 and in totally different place than most of my peers. And guess what…that’s ok. You see, I saw(via Facebook) my high school friends graduate, go to grad school, and start great careers. Me? I got out of dodge and moved to new a state. I held down several unfulfilling jobs while attending even less fulfilling city college classes. My husband, an advocate for education, pressed me to finish up and get a degree. So, I pressed on.
Last semester, I survived a semester of morning sickness, a growing belly(I went from 4 months pregnant to 8 months), and gawkers(is that girl really pregnant?). While I may look like a “traditional student” age-wise, I am in fact 31 years old. This amazed the young twenty-somethings at school almost as much as knowing that: 1. No, I am not scared. This is my second go-round. 2. Yes, you do poop when pushing the baby out. 3. Yes, your vagina does back to its regular size…almost. and 4. No, the baby does not get poked in the head if you have sex while pregnant. This is a topic for another post, but I think we could really prevent unwanted to pregnancies if we tell girls what really happens during pregnancy and birth.
Anyway, I pressed on, changed my major a few times and found something that I like and do pretty well.
I love to write. But not just any old writing. But opinion writing with a dash of comedy. Like most Americans, I think my opinion is much more important than other people’s opinions. And as a liberal, I know this to be the case. So, I have decided that I have to find a way to make a living at giving my opinion every opportunity I get. I am open to ideas…and job offers!
So its back to school with my backpack and my breastpump. I am ready to prove that a girl really can have it all. A career she loves as much as her family and the ability to juggle it all.