I am one step closer to becoming a board certified Behavior Analyst. I had my final exam today and barely passed. As of yesterday it wasn't looking too good.
I am currently enrolled at Florida Institute of Technology for there online certification course. The course work is broken down into 3 classes, each class comprised of 7 units approximately 2 months long. Every week I have one online meeting to attend, over 30 online videos to watch and an exam at the end of each week. My first class went very well. This class however was a different story.
It didn't help that at the time I started this class, my work hours changed. Now if I worked a typical 9-5 job it would have been ok. But since I provide in home therapy to children with autism I spend a lot of time driving. Most of my kids live a half hour to an hour away so if my session with them ends at 5:30 I don't get home until 6:30. I also picked up later hours during the week since the district and post schools stopped allowing outside help to work with their student's. SO my schedule looks something like this, Monday 8am-7pm, Tuesday 8am-7pm Wednesday 8am-530, Thursday 8am-5:30, Friday 8am-7pm and Saturday 8am-230.
Crazy huh. I found it so hard to find time for everything. School, work, the husband and even me time. By the time I got home and made dinner it would be 8:00. The last thing I wanted to do was watch videos for school and study. But somehow I made it through it and passed the exam. I studied non stop all weekend, had my first exam yesterday and missed the passing score by 1 point. Luckily I had two chances to take it and passed today. I now have a two week break until my final class starts and I am finally going to get some "me" time. I have a whole list of books I can't wait to start reading
On another note, I am doing good on one of my resolutions for this year. I have not had any soda in a week! That is quite the accomplishment for me since I usually drank about 3-4 cans a day. Awful, I know. We did go to the movie Saturday night and I allowed myself to get a small soda. I chose Coke zero as it has no caffeine and sugar so I figure I didn't cheat too much
Now that i have a break from school I hope to hit the gym starting tomorrow. SO wish me luck on that
The bad News:
One of my army wife bff's just found out that her MIL was flight for lifed to her local hospital. About 6 months ago she had been diagnosed with ( I can't remember the medical term) but a condition that causes her lungs to fill up with fluid eventually causing her to suffocate. She was told then she had 6 months to live. My friend and her hubby were able to spend the holiday's with her and just got home from seeing her two days ago. Sadly today they got the call they had been dreading. They are now driving over 10 hours to see her but it's not looking to good. Her hubby is also scheduled to deploy in two days and thankfully he will be able to postpone his deployment but will still have to meet his unit overseas after everything. Please keep them inn your thoughts and prayers.
Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!