I know an associate’s degree isn’t a big deal. It’s only a two year degree. It’s not a huge thing, but for me, I can’t help but be excited. I will have my associates by the end of fall semester… And that is something to be proud of, especially since most girls who have children young don’t finish high school. Let alone get a degree.
But I can’t help but get excited… I’ll be the first grandkid in my family with a degree… Even with having a baby in high school and getting married young. I’ll have done what others in my family didn’t do until much later… And then I’ll go above and beyond that achievement.
My associate’s degree is only step one. Step one of many more steps to come. I’m not sure exactly how many steps there are… but there’s several.
Join the military.
Serve my time.
Start my own practice.
It’s a long list of things to do…. but I’m close to being able to cross one thing off of the list. I’m achieving small things on the way towards my goal too… I’m a birth doula now and I got my childbirth education certification. I’m hoping by the end of this year I can apply to take the exam to become an lactation consultant. I should have enough college credits by then. I’ve been debating taking the EMT I class next spring just for fun.
It’s a long road, but I’m on my way. I know that I can do it. Doing it isn’t the hard part. Finding the patience and the time is.