All the anticipation, anxiety, and concern melted away yesterday as I met with my academic committee for my plan of study.
They approved everything. EVERYTHING.
I will attend class at Super Duper University one day a week for five weeks of the summer. The rest is online.
I will take a one-week minisession in August and then again in January.
I will attend class this fall from 6:30-9:15 one night a week for 15 weeks.
And then…I’m done.
They approved my online classes. I’m getting an IT minor, and all of my classes (minus one, which is a hybrid of online and class which my professor said he’d work with me on) are online.
My trips to Super Duper are numbered. I see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Oh, and even better? In-state tuition is in effect in the summer. That LITERALLY cuts $3,000. AND any online class I take (during the fall and spring, I'm taking three) also counts for in-state tuition. Serious blessing. SERIOUS.
I so didn’t deserve to get everything I wanted. So many times this past week alone, I’ve had to say, “God, I am SO SORRY for x, y, and z.” Over and over and over again. I even told Hubby on Easter that I felt guilty for not focusing more on the reason of Easter. I’ve felt like a failure.
But God is generous, gracious, and merciful. He gave me the desires of my heart and so much more.
Not only did my amazing academic committee approve my plan of study, but I made an A on that ridiculous research paper (She didn’t read the papers. Not kidding. She announced in class, “Because you all worked so hard, you all get As.” Whatever. I am NOT complaining.). AND, as an added bonus, I got out of my night class at 8 p.m. instead of 9:15 p.m.
And, of course, they played my favorite songs on the radio. Yeah. I’m like that.
I am so undeserving, but God is so loving.
Side note: I’m SUPPOSED to participate in my church’s sprint triathlon this weekend. I’m in shape for it, minus the bike riding. My old bike is a mountain bike, for one. We’re biking on the road. Also, it’s perpetually stuck in 5th gear. And I’m going to be riding some hills. Question to y’all: Should I just ask to participate in the swimming and running or try to bike the 12 miles? I’d feel like such a loser by not biking, but I don’t want to look like a dork on an old mountain bike that only goes into one gear and biking in last place.