I finally took the readiness test.  I think I did well on the math and grammar parts.  But I am sure I totally bombed the essay. Most embarrassing really, I could write a 10 page paper on the subject now, but when the clock was on, I froze.  Total blank as to what to write.  I am sure it was all incoherent babble that finally got put down on paper.  I just hope they take into consideration I haven’t written an essay in 25 years.  But it was long enough, it was in balanced paragraphs, it did have a hypothesis and it did sum up at the end.  It’s just the middle that sucked.

So, I talk to Katie tomorrow.  She is my entrance counselor for Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8).  Hopefully she will have the answer for me if I am gonna get in with that essay or not.  If I don’t get in this time, I can retake the essay part in 2 months, which would mean May testing for a June start.  June to November, December to May… not the best set up since I am not around the end of November ever (Thanksgivingfest).  But if I start in June, I am still on the 2016-2017 financial aid I believe.  That is what I want.

If I find out tomorrow that I am not getting in, I may talk to DMACC again and start there this summer and pick up some credits (which would all transfer to WGU).  Who knows, if I pick up some science credits I could switch to a High School Science teacher major, those are needed EVERYWHERE.  Apparently, nobody likes to teach science anymore.

Nah, I want to stay with Elementary Education.  But I would like to take some serious science classes (elementary school science just doesn’t count).  I already looked at DMACC’s summer schedule.  If I want to haul my butt up to Ankeny 4 days a week, I can take Intro to Biology and Intro to General Chemistry.  They of course meet Monday Wednesday and Tuesday Thursday just to be annoying. But I don’t know if I would want to handle 2 science courses in the same summer session.

Let’s just hope that WGU forgives my horrible essay and lets me in.  Then I don’t have to worry about anything else.

Oh, by the way, I texted my therapist today.  She has been up in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband who has Leukemia (of all things).  I texted her just asking if she planned to be in town any time soon or if not, was there another therapist at her place that I could see.  The last thing I expected was for her to say, I will come see you.  I didn’t want to take her away from her husband, but its been 6 months or so since I saw her, and I kind of got a lot going on and could use someone to talk to.  I will have a serious talk with her about seeing another therapist cuz she needs or rather he needs her more than she realizes.  I know.








Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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