Just like the kids, I am super excited about the first day of school and this excitement happens on the first day of each semester for me. Taking off this past summer felt good, but I am ready to move on to the next chapter. This year is a bit different because I am attending North Carolina A & T (NCAT). I was successful in going part-time at my job which should be very helpful when it comes to studying, but it may deeply hurt my household financially.
As the semester progresses, I will blog about our journey. We are a family of 6, that's 2 adults both in college (1 is employed part-time while the other is not), 4 children (our son is 16 and going into the 11th grade, our daughter is 13 and going to the 8th grade, the second daughter is 8 and going to the 3rd grade and finally the baby in the family is 6 and she is going to the 1st grade). *I must add that we have 2 older daughters (I am their 2nd mother) and 2 grandchildren (our grand-daughter is 10 while our grandson is arriving late November). We are super excited.
We have been surviving on one income for the past year and a half and now, it is about to get really tight. I chose to work part-time because the bigger picture outweighs the current picture. Even though I was working full-time and going to school full-time for the past 2 years, it was really starting to get harder. My grades were horrible, mostly Cs and I had to drop a lot of classes. Our hopes is that my husband will get a job and we will be OK, but in essence, it doesn't matter; we have to learn to live with less in order to have longevity.
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