It’s a New Year, which is often a time of reflection. Many people take this time to think about how their past year has gone, and what they would like to do differently in the new year. It is a time to make goals and try to better oneself. Some of those resolutions may include going back to school, getting a better job, becoming more fit, learning a new skill, taking a class, or picking up a hobby.
In light of the fact that I recently started the #iheartOmron fitness challenge, I think many of you already know one of my goals for the new year – to get fit and lose some weight. I think it is important to always set goals, but to not set them so high that you will never be able to reach them. It’s all about baby steps. For example, my goal to do with weight loss is to lose 5 lbs. Then when those 5 lbs are lost, I’d like to lose 5 more; so on and so forth.
I have a bachelors degree, but going back to school to take some extra classes in different areas, has always been in the back of my mind. While I am happy with what I am doing, there are some skills I’d definitely love to learn. If I had the chance, I could definitely go for some photography classes, for one. Going back to school is a big decision, and one that many of us are faced with. Even though my husband had a college education, his degree was in a falling industry – construction. He had to elect to go back to school when he was about 30, and it has been one of the toughest, but best choices we could have made. With just 5 months of school left, we are in the home stretch and my husband will be a doctor of chiropractic. That’s the goal anyway! While having a parent go back to school can be quite a challenge for a family, I believe the end results will be so great that it will make up for those hardships.
Attending an on campus university is not always an option for everyone. That’s why I think it is fantastic that we have options such as Ivy Bridge College. My favorite aspect of IBC is that they offer flexibility and convenience for moms to be able to earn their degree while they work, or stay at home with their kids. Being able to take some online courses can be so freeing, and still give you the education you desire. IBC is a great option for moms seeking a college degree because of their focus on helping moms succeed by offering great support services, flexible scheduling, the ability to earn an associate’s degree in as little as 17 months, and the ability to seamlessly transfer to “name brand” 4-year schools to earn a bachelor’s.
Now I’ve got a real treat for you! One Clever Housewife reader will be able to receive $1,000 off their tuition at Ivy Bridge College!
“To be eligible for the $1,000 discount off tuition at Ivy Bridge College (IBC), the qualifying individuals will need to be degree seeking, enrolled in IBC a minimum of part-time, and new to IBC (specifically, not someone who has already applied to, enrolled in, or requested information from IBC). Classes at Ivy Bridge College Extension are not eligible for the discount. Limit one per person.The tuition discount is valid through September 1, 2013.”
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“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Ivy Bridge College. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating and a discount on classes at IvyBridge College.”