so I did it!
I started college!
Not in leaps and bounds,
but in baby steps..
one class at a time!
I jumped through all the hoops-
took the tests, waited in lines,
and finally registered for the last available evening class!
Tonight I went!
Nervous, unsure, and excited!
I think i will enjoy the class.
Regardless I sat there in awe!
Here I am 19 years later-
sitting in a college classroom,
listening to a professor speak to me
as if I can actually do what he is assigning!
It would be easy to regret
passing it up the first time around!
Not taking the chance when I was young,
childless and living at home!
NOW- college takes on a new definition!
single mom, 3 kids, full time job...
but, in many ways
its something else too..
NOW it is so dear!
NOW I know the price I paid!
NOW I want it so deeply
and understand the doors it opens!
NOW I sit and smile
and I am so excited to learn!
It will not be easy NOW-
but it will mean more!
so, its the start!
many years a head of me still...
upward and onward I go!