So I've been bragging a lot about Aires lately, but I'm going to brag about me for a second. Around April or May of this year, I was transferred from being a cashier at work (I work at Goodwill) to working in production, sorting and pricing linens. You'd think with such a move, I would lose a ton of weight because I'd be more active (bending in and out of gaylords, folding, walking around putting stuff away, etc). Well, such was not the case. I gained enough weight due to stress to go from a size 12 (was *almost* down to a size 10!) to a size 18. I was horrified. I was transferred back up to being a cashier a couple of months later. Since then, I have steadily been losing weight. I am now back down to a size 14 and those are starting to get loose on me. My goal is to get down to a size 8. No time table, just want to get down there.
Anyway, I've been thinking a lot about school lately. I moved back up to my hometown almost three years ago to go back to school full time (my parents were paying for it). After two semesters of community college and one semester of regular college, I dropped out because I couldn't handle the way the classes were run at the college I was attending (went to Prescott College, which is a liberal arts school...heavy on the liberal, light on the arts
). The classes were basically DIY mentored courses where you didn't have classes at set times or days, you just met whenever and did your own coursework whenever and you and your mentor decided what grade you got at the end of the semester. I don't do well in such an unstructured environment. However, I am two (hard) semesters away from graduating with my BA in English Lit, or three (hard) semesters away from graduating from with my BA in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English and my teaching certificate. There is a third option, but I don't know what it would take to get there. They also have an Equine Management degree. With the Adult Degree Program through Prescott College, you can take life experiences and apply them toward required courses (basically, your life experiences can count in lieu of certain courses, provided they are approved by the college). If what I'm doing with Aires doesn't count toward at least SOME of an Equine Management degree, I'd be greatly surprised. My only concern about the Equine Management degree would be: what can an Equine Management degree be used for? Any ideas?