On December 15th, I graduated from college. I did it, start to finish, in under one year. Now when I have to fill out demographic surveys, I can select “college graduate” instead of “some college.” It was a little anticlimactic, a typical Friday at my new job, really, but I was still super psyched.
If you’ve been following my journey, then you’ve noticed I’ve been MIA for about six weeks. That’s because I was interviewing for and starting a new job. I started my new job December 1st and I’m very happy so far. I work with a great group of people, earning more money, in a much less stressful environment. Not to speak badly about my former employer, they did a lot for me, I’m just much happier in my new position.
Today I received a letter in the mail from Thomas Edison State University congratulating me. This was a nice touch. My degree will be coming in the mail any day. I’m very grateful to TESU for making this possible. For a working married Dad, full time brick & mortar college simply wouldn’t have been possible.
As the new year quickly approaches, you could make a typical resolution to lose 5 pounds, join a gym, or start a new hobby… or you could make a resolution to go out and get your bachelor’s degree in one year or less. I did it while working 50+ hours a week as a full time dad with two kids.
In the coming days, I will be putting together a post that is a “quick-start guide” of sorts. With the help of schools like TESU, all the resources available on the internet, communities like degreeforum.net, websites like mine, and the flexibility to do it on your own schedule, there really are no excuse not to do it. Best of luck in the new year!