Making the right choice? School work/Work? Help!
Okay well next semester (sp) I'm officially off my dad's health insurance, so I have two choices
1) Go to college full time and be covered under my dad's health insurance
2) Work 30-40 hours and get health insurance through the pet store that I work at
If I go to college full time that's approx 4 classes. I'd try to take them Monday, Wednesday, and Friday...all of them on those days and have Tuesday and Thursday for homework.
Now my working days would have to be Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (mom won't let me work Sundays). And I need to work at least 20 hours to afford Sonny (no I will NOT sell him). That means I'd have to work 8 hours on Tuesday and 8 on Thursday...and Saturday only 4 because I can't work more than that because I have church at 4 pm.
Which means on Tuesday and Thursday I'd have to work from either 9 am - 5 pm OR 12 pm - 8 pm....so that really leaves me 5 hours max Tuesday and Thursday for homework.
In the mean time....Sonny time would be
*Monday: 4 pm - 6 pm (it gets really dark quickly)
Sunday: possibly 4 hours somewhere inbetween homework
It takes me a good hour to groom him (yes I'm slow and I like a clean horse) so really I'd only have 30 minutes to ride because then afterwards I quicky regroom him and put him outside.
So I wouldn't have really have enough homework time and defiantely not enough Sonny time. I'm stressed out enough as it is with just 2 classes, so I know I'll be worse wth 4.
OR my other choice
I could take 1 college class Tuesday and Thursay from like 10 - 11:15 (am)
Then I could work
Monday: 9 am - 5 (or 6 pm)
Tuesday: 4 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday: 2:15 pm - 8 pm (yes weird time to start)
Thursday: 4 pm - 8 pm
Friday: 9 am - 5 (or 6 pm)
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
So I'd be working 34 -36 hours (I believe health insurance starts at 30 hours...so I could even take off one of the 4 hour days)
And for Sonny time:
Monday: 6 pm - 8 pm (no riding)
Tuesday: 12 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday: possibly 9 am - 11 pm
Thursday: 12 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday: 6 pm - 8 pm (no riding)
So I'd have a little more Sonny time.
But working that much I'd have enough time for homework, and I'd defiantely have enough to afford Sonny.
And an option I'm considering is leasing out Sonny also. If I go with option 1 I'd really have to find someone quick so I wouldn't have to work as many hours. But if I go with option 2 I could take my time to find the perfect person since I'd have more than enough time and I wouldn't be in a hurry to find someone to lease.
At the moment, I'm leaning more towards option 2. My mom is semi-okay with it...but I haven't even broughten the idea to my dad yet. He'll be POed.
What would you do and why?
I'd offer cookies and candy for reading the long thing, but since it's a day after halloween and everyone is sick of candy I'll offer pizza instead!