- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I need some reassurance here…
I graduated high school in 2007 (which makes me allllllmost 22). And so right now, I would be in my 4th and final year at university. However, for a HOST of reasons, I decided to take 2.5 years off of school and travel and what not. And although I definitely do no regret it, it makes me go BLAH because technically I would not finish until Christmas of 2013. (January 2010 to December 2013 = 4 years, the way I started in January mixes everything up and makes it confusing). Anyways, so I got 1.5 years under my belt and needed another 2.5. EASY.
Fiance is not a student. Well, he is a very fortunate apprentice for millwright/mechanic, which gets his school paid for. So he has no debt, and is very good with his money so he has alot saved up for us when we get married. (we are not living with eachother now) This whole paragraph doesn’t really matter to my story FYI.
I was in school for business, flip-flopped with different streams, was going to do accounting, which would take tests and classes after grad. But in the back of my mind this whooole time was teaching.
In Canada, teaching is quite popular. I think we get paid more here than in the states. But it will take another year of school. I can do it concurrently with my business program, so that I can end up with a Honours marketing degree, and a teaching degree. Because of how I started in January, I will need to take a semester off to fix it and be realigned with the program (small school).
So now, and extra 1.5 years onto my 2.5. makes me at 4 years. AKA graduation will be MAY 2015. It is really only another year of school, I just have to take an extra semester off. But for some reason, I find that 2.5 years is nothing, but 3.5/4 years is.
Because of my Fiance, we will be able to afford it, so that is not an issue, we are about to buy a brand new house because he is good with money!
Anyways, by the time I finish both I will be just about to turn 26…
Basically I want to know, is this normal? How long were you in school for? Was it OK? Do you think the extra year is worth it for 2 degrees?