Where Dani writes about… just about everything!
I’m looking forward to selling back my textbooks on Monday. I anticipate that I’ll get the most for my United States History book unless they decide to change versions, which I doubt they’ll do since they just did that to the best of my knowledge. I’ll probably also get a decent amount for my Introduction to the Internet and Intermediate Algebra book — decent to me meaning approximately half of the price that I paid to buy the book, of course. I look forward to selling back the book that I bought for my old physical education class, though. About two weeks into the course, as anyone who’s been reading my blog for any great length of time may already know, I was transferred to a lower-impact course because of my being pregnant. Needless to say, I have never actually used the book that came with my old physical conditioning class.
Later on, I’m going to be eating dinner with some of my friends since my friend’s most recent birthday was on the 29th. Hopefully, Matt gets back to some of the text messages that I’ve sent him about that, or at least reads them… sometimes he can be a little bit forgetful when it comes to those.
Well, Matt doesn’t seem to be jealous that a guy is good friends with me. I asked him about it when we were talking about whether or not he would be able to take me to my friend’s birthday celebration on Friday, because I wouldn’t want him to wind up feeling jealous over a purely platonic friendship that started over the course of this semester. Another amusing thing to note is that I nearly made one of his friends crap bricks, because we hadn’t seen him for most of the semester — if I did see him at all while I was pregnant, I wasn’t showing by that point, so I told him that I was pregnant before standing up from where I’d been seated at in the student center to show him my stomach. I thought it was a lot better that he hear it straight from “the horse’s mouth”, rather than see me standing up and wonder where my stomach came from.
Next Monday, I take my math final and sell back my books. Tuesday, I relax because I have absolutely no finals to take. Wednesday, I take my Introduction to the Internet and United States History finals (in reverse order, though) and I take an open-book written final for Fitness Walking on Thursday.
Most of my friends already know that I intend on returning to school after I’ve given birth to my second son, as I see no need in taking any sort of break between semesters. Since I’m going to be giving birth to him during the summer, I won’t have to take time off from my current classes to do so. That also comes with the perk of being able to spend time with him during the first few months of his life without having to worry about juggling him, his brother and school. I’ve been thinking about taking classes online next semester to help me better adjust to going to school while raising two small children. However, I’m also considering changing my degree plan if it’d allow me to graduate faster and get a job that would better help me provide for them.
Right now, I’m looking into getting a Master of Public Health (MPH). Since I’ve always been a fan of biology, this would tie in well with my already existing interests and passions. I’d love to use my health-related knowledge to be able to help people, so working in the public health field would be an ideal job for me! However, I’m also entertaining the idea of getting a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.). Having taken some courses with professors that have really inspired me and made me think about things in a different way, I’d like to make my own contribution to the field of education if given the opportunity. Another degree I’m thinking about getting is a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).
Luckily for me, I have the entire summer to think about what I’d like to do!