I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A little update on things

I hope to visit Art With Heart tomorrow and sign up as a volunteer. I am very much looking forward to helping them reach out to troubled and underprivileged kids and adults. I have been working on plans for some of my art to be shown/sold at local shows with the money going to charity. This is a great thing...I can't wait.

Hobby Lobby has given me the green light to teach there twice a month. My students are gung ho and I'm excited about teaching. I have informed them of my health issues, but told them that I would do my best to be there as often as they want me. I'm still brainstorming about kids classes too. I think it would be a blast to have a kids club. Still trying to work things out with Pascagoula as well, and hope to teach there at least once a month.

After talking with several people, I've decided to change my school plans once again. USA accepts almost all academics from MGCCC, and MGCCC is less than half the cost of USA. USA has so many extra fees...it's incredible. A Pell grant would only pay for one semester at USA, but would pay for THREE semesters at MGCCC. I could possibly take every single class online there as well. They have a packed schedule, unlike the schools here in AL. So honestly...the practical choice is to take my academics at MGCCC. Fall, Spring, and Summer...then I can go from there.

I'm going to talk to them this week about CLEP exams. I hope to knock out at least one class, if not three or four, via CLEP. The more I knock out, the more breathing room I'll have.

Friends, have any of you taken CLEP exams? If so, please tell me about it. Thanks!