I know! Best grades I've ever had, and they were 4 credit junior level classes, not blow-offs or anything. Thing is, I've whole-heartedly decided I do not want to be a teacher, thanks to those classes. Now I'm exploring massage, lol. However, I cannot do the massage classes online from my local community college like I can many of the teaching classes. They do have one of the best massage programs in the state, though, so I feel good about going there in the fall, when I feel ok about leaving my kids and new baby for any period of time.
Only, now I have a dilemma. All about funds:
1. I can do massage. However, I only have about 1 year of student loan left. I already have a bachelor's degree, and almost 40Gs in student loan debt. So I'm going to hit my limit. I don't think I can get it all done in that amount of time/money, so I'll be paying for the remaining classes out of pocket... However, I think my previous loans were from bank-type places, certainly not the dept of ed, so do they count toward that limit? I'm so confused...
2. I am even more interested in nutrition. Only, I'm not at all interested in learning the Dept of Agriculture's idea of nutrition. I want a WAP-style nutrition education. I've found a few places where I can do this sort of classes, but none are accredited, and they have to be accredited to get dept of ed loans, right? I'm not interested in personal loans from private institutions (banks) for school.
3. I could scrap both ideas and do a child development masters 100% online from Eastern Michigan University. I'm not sure what I'd do with it, but I could get fin aid for it and it would be interesting subject matter for me... And the loans have a much higher limit once you get into graduate work, so my family could survive while I figure out what I want to do when I grow up.
So, what do I do? Argh, decisions, decisions.