Thursday, September 22, 2011

Leap of Faith

I am going to do it.  I am going to go back to school.  I am going to learn to be a Physician Assistant.  It will take me three and a half years.  I will have to spend all my retirement savings, at least the part I get to keep after I split it with K (which is not enough).  I am pretty sure I can get unemployment for 2 years if I am in school, but I am not exactly sure how I will live after that.  

But I'm going to do it anyway.  I have been hearing from K and from T that everything is going to me OK.  I am going to believe them, hold my breath and take a leap of faith.

I think that K will be forgiving about the amount of money that I will give her for a while.  We found out that once they are married, that K and the kids can be covered by AJ's insurance.  (And he does not have to adopt my kids).   T has volunteered to co-sign loans if I need him to and has assured me that he won't let me become homeless.

So with all this, how am I feeling?

I am scared shitless.  What I am about to do is SOOOOO far outside of my experience that it's hard for me to know where to start.

Today T started guiding me this afternoon.  He bought me a book.  One to help me study for the GRE.


T said...

Jim, stop posting your naked photos!

Anonymous said...

Haha, good luck with your school studies. GRE which I took like 8 years ago still reminds me the misery time. But English is not my native language.
You should set up an example that to study a totally different major is possible when you are middle-aged.
I'm finally going to work after 24 years's school. Mayebe when I am your age, I will find the same job situation as you. Who knows?
Anyway best luck with your studies.

Uncutplus said...

Some severance packages include tuition, so check with your former employer's personnel office. Make sure that you are getting all the benefits that you are entitled to.

Buddy Bear said...

Very exciting news! Congratulations.

Jim said...

Sounds exciting!! Wonderful

Not Alone said...

Good for you.