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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Winding up our trip

It's almost over - our 2 week vacation to OK/TX. We've had such a great time, we're not ready for it to end! We're now in Stillwater for the night and will head to Owasso/Bartlesville tomorrow. Today we spent more time with our family in Edmond, and ended with some family pictures at target and a meal at CiCi's pizza. Anna was so sad to leave her Aunt Alleigh, who is 13 years old. They have a very special relationship. I wish we lived closer so they could grow up spending lots of time together. We will be leaving OK on friday morning and will most likely stop in St. Louis on friday night, then arrive in OH on saturday.

For the past week or so I've been feeling very confused as to what I should be doing right now. Before we came to OH I was quite content with my current goal - a degree in vocal performance. But during a Sunday School lesson on finances last Sunday, I began wondering if bringing more debt to our family (by getting another degree) was what I should be doing. I mean, I already have a degree and with my undergraduate degree, Tyler's undergraduate degree and his current MBA degree - we have a TON of loans to pay back. I'm beginning to wonder if I should temporarily stop this degree to work and help lesson the financial strain on our family. I want to study music, but I'm not sure if that's the most important thing right now. I'm so confused!!!


iPhilip said...

Education is good, but are you going to use that education for a good job, or just to basically say that you have another degree?
If it's the first, then stick with the degree, assuming you'll be able to get a job to pay off your debts.
If it's the second, then get a job now, finish paying off your debts, and then go back to school so you can start the cycle all over again.

Melisa said...

I know how you feel. We have soooo many student loans. It is insane. I try to not think about it. It can get overwhelming. I've thought about getting a job or something too. Let me know what your thoughts are, because I could use the same advice. :)