Who am I?
I am a 30 year old mother of 4 children (3 girls and a little boy) living in sin (not legally married and exactly how I like it) with my husband a very talented fashion photographer. So what makes me different than your typical soccer mom?
So I'm guessing you want to know what made me want to start this crazy journey? Funny you should ask 'cause I was about to tell you! :P
I dropped out of high school in my senior year of high school ranking in the top 5% of my class and got my GED. Stupid I know,, but it's what I did. I attempted college a few times but it never seemed to work out very well. I knew I loved medicine way back then and I thought my future was neurosurgery but I couldn't manage to get through English Comp I so I convinced myself that I would never make it in medicine and put it out of my head. So low and behold, I meet my first husband and have my first two kids and in the meantime get my degree in Culinary Arts, which was a job I like but never loved. So a divorce, a new relationship and now 2 more kids later and here I am with an extremely supportive husband and a family of four.
So what made me decide Pre-Med?
Not quite a year ago I decided to start school at a community college looking to see if I could maybe pass the pre-req's for my AS in Nursing. I started off slow because with 4 kids who would have thought I could handle more than that. After talking with a few nurses who told me that my AS in nursing was a waste of time and I should get my BSN I changed my major. My first semester went well, but I found that I loved what I was doing so much that 8 credit hours just wasn't enough.... so the next semester with no support from my counselors I took 18 credit hours, and my first science class. I was in love! I couldn't get enough, so I talked to my sister and brother-in-law who are both physicians and asked what they thought if I changed my major to Pre-Med. I wish I could post a picture of there faces.... LOL... thank God I gave them each a couple Margarita's before we started this little chat 'cause I think my brother-in-law would have had a coronary infraction without the loose feelings the liquor was inducing. Let's just say liquor or not they sobered up quick... told me I was crazy to even consider it with the 4 kids....but they came around about 2 days later and said that I should go for it.
So now, I have averaged about about 18 to 21 credit hours (5-6 classes) a semester and will finish my AA in about six weeks all within less than a year. I start my Bachelor's in Molecular and Microbiology for Pre-professionals this fall. I can't wait... Immunology, Hematology, Biochemistry.....so exciting.
As for my kids,,, they are so proud of their Mommy! Surprisingly enough, my two school age daughters have actually become better students since I started school.... amazing what setting an example will do.