School. For the past 15 years, school has been my life.
It's like a full time job, only worse because you have to come home and do more work!
Isn't it crazy the hours that have been put into school, homework, extra curricular activities, and study for exams? If I calculated it all out, I would probably cry a little. Like I said in my blog from last week, ever since my dad passed away, time seems much more precious than ever before.
I started out attending Ball State with a major in Special Education. I wanted to work with children with special needs, it's always been a passion of mine, since I was 10 years old. Oh how quickly things change. After my first semester, I decided to change my major. I didn't want to be in a classroom, I heard all the stories about mounds of paperwork, not my style. I scrounged around and found a major called Family Studies. It involved taknig classes like marriage, parenting, child development, and family relations. Sounds interesting right? Well, to me it did, until my sophomore year. I finished my sophomore year and I hadn't taken a single class on children with special needs. How am I going to get a job working with these children if I haven't learned a single thing about them? Off to my advisors office I go. I tell her I want to work with children with special needs but I don't want to be a teacher. She said the thing that all advisors at Ball State say, 'Well, I think you're in the wrong major.' Oh great, I spent 2 years learning about things that won't even help me get a job?! I ask her what major I should be in and I was hit with another punch in the gut, 'well, Johnny, that's a good question. I don't really know where we should put you.' Now I'm in a real pickle, I've spent time in this major but it's not really what I wanted, I can't just quit now! I've been thinking about my future and what I want to do and
people have been mentioning enrolling into a Masters Program. Ugh, sounds like more school, more money, more work, and more of my precious time down the drain. I found the perfect Masters Program, a degree in Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an Emphasis in Autism. I'm really thinking about taking the courses! It actually get's me a little excited. Now, this is what I really want. I'll keep mulling it over and thinking about my options, I want to help others, which I can do now with my degree, but I also wouldn't mind making a little more money in the process. Sorry this blog wasn't too super interesting, next time it'll be better. :) Anyways, thanks for keeping up with my crazy life!
P.S. I miss traveling. :(
To all my Faithful Readers:
Here is a small peek inside my brain. Enjoy.