Friday, November 20, 2009

Ten Good Reasons to Finish School Before You Get Yourself Knocked Up

10.) It becomes very difficult to face forward in the classroom. Then impossible. Those desks are not designed for a pregnant woman's comfort.

9.) It is kind of embarrassing to have milk stains on your shirt when in college.

8.) Your prof doesn't really care if you were up all night. Everyone was. Only difference is, they were knocking back Coronas and you were trying to calm a child getting two-year molars.

7.) You cannot work full time and go to school full time and raise a child and pay a mortgage. You will either go crazy or never see your child. Which will make you go crazy. So you must opt to take one to two classes per semester. I like to call this THE FOREVER PROGRAM. Major doesn't really matter, it's just going to be forever before you're holding that expensive piece of paper.

6.) Getting up at 4am to write a paper before you go to work when you didn't go to bed until 1am because you were doing laundry and getting kiddo's stuff ready for the next day really sucks.

5.) You will criticize the clothing of your fellow classmates and be all, "Is she really wearing that? How old is she?!" And then, no matter how old you are, you will realize you are old in comparison with everyone else.

4.) Study Abroad does not really work with a child in tow. Go ahead and cancel that semester you were planning to spend in Brazil.

3.) In your Senior semester, it's really odd when your prof is only three years old than you.

2.) You will want to turn to a fellow classmate who is complaining about their allowance and tell them to shut the hell up. You probably will go ahead and say it.

1.) Motivation when you're a Senior? Not good. Motivation when you've been a Senior for TWO YEARS? Practically non-existent. I may actually go crazy during the next ten times I have to sit in class. But then? Well, the forever program actually ends.

So I guess there is a little silver lining! But really. Finish school. Then make babies. That is my PSA of the day. Please let me know if you need another hundred reasons or so.


  1. You get my utmost respect and admiration for doing what you do. It's not easy but you didn't give up and I admire that so much. My godmother finished med school with a baby strapped to her back and she has always been a great role model for me. Now, you are too!

  2. Thanks for commenting! Feel free to drop by any time. Also, I can't imagine having gone through school with a kid. It was enough work without one. I totally respect you for that. Keep it up!

  3. Haha. You're almost there and I'm so proud of you.

  4. keep it up! the end is in sight!!! whoop whoop! ...and chances are i'm going to save this and print it out for Cierra to read when she hits the age of 12. hahaha

  5. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LIVING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!Well and Doing it!


  6. You are a great role model! I am in the same situation! I just wanted to comment on the fact that study abroad is possible! just gotta have the will and courage!- even with a child