10 Things I Learned Getting My Associate’s Degree (Homeschool version)

Heyo everyone! It’s been a long while and I do apologize about that! Tonight I’m working on planning out an actual blogging schedule as I want to focus more on blogging this year.

Anyway, tonight I decided to share with you ten things I learned getting my associate’s degree. As someone who was home-schooled college was….different. Very, very different. So without further ado..

  1. The first thing I learned was that I didn’t like the whole “having to use a really small desk” thing. I was used to being able to spread out when doing school work, and then had to learn how to keep my books, notepad, binder, and pencils on the same desk. Preferably without them falling off…which happened a lot.
  2. That I really should’ve gone and walked around in the buildings that I would have classes in. It would’ve helped a lot instead of spending time running around like a maniac trying to find my classroom!
  3. If you sit in the front of the class you will get called on….a lot. I quickly learned to sit more in the middle of the room!
  4. Don’t carry all the books at the same time, just carry what you will need!
  5. Two words- roll. call. I thought that was just a grade school thing. Nope, colleges do roll call too.
  6. Colleges have a lot of people….a lot of people. I was the only person in my graduating class- because I was home-schooled…get it? Anyway, I knew that there were going to be a lot of people, but I didn’t think that there would be that many!
  7. College professors are actually kinda cool. For some reason I thought they would be a bit boring, but I had some really awesome professors! Two of them encouraged me to go into the history field as well. So thank-you Mrs. Shoup and Mr. Cox!
  8. Your college professors want to see you succeed. When they say you can come by their office anytime and they’ll help you, they honestly mean it. I had a really awesome college algebra teacher, and I passed that class because I went to her office for help. Not only do you get to have that one on one teaching time, but you also get to know your professors more.
  9. Study…study…study. You need all the study time you can get!
  10. The time goes by quickly! Those two years didn’t feel like two years! One semester felt like it lasted maybe two months! Since it goes by so fast make sure you don’t waste your time on the little stuff, but focus on the important things.

What are some things you learned when getting your associate’s degree?

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Why I Wanted to Go Tiny- Common Questions Answered

A question I continue to get asked is- “Why a tiny house?”

This question is usually followed with- “Why not just get a camper?”

Which in turn is followed by this- “I mean wouldn’t it be cheaper?”

Those are great questions actually, and I enjoy being able to answer them and afterwards they understand why I wanted a tiny house. Today I’m going to break those questions down for you.

The answer to the first question is this- I wanted my own space. Plain and simple. I wanted my own space for me and that’s about it actually. It was actually thanks to my Mum that I started looking into tiny houses.

You see, my Mum and Dad are the best parents ever. They understood that as I was getting older that I wanted my own space for my own things and for it to just be me. They were perfectly fine with that! However, they did not want me to rent an apartment. My parents wanted me to work towards something that would be mine, and not me giving money to someone else every single month.

This is what made the tiny house the perfect solution! The building I have is on a rent to own plan. So yes I am making monthly payments on it, but in a few years it’ll be paid off and all mine.

With a tiny home I get the space I want and it’ll eventually be completely paid for. I think that’s great and a pretty good answer to the first question.

Well not everyone thinks so. This is when I go to the ‘Plan B Answer.’

“Well I’m a tiny person so it’s not like I need a lot of space.”

This is my answer to the second question- I lived in a camper for a few months and learned a lot. The main thing I learned was that I didn’t really want to get a camper for a tiny home. Now I have nothing against campers at all, but for me and for the vision I wanted and the things I like, a camper just wouldn’t work out for me.

You can make a tiny house out of a camper, I know of a couple that does! I think it just depends on the person and what they would like.

Now we come to the third question. Wouldn’t a camper be cheaper?

Well I mean I guess it could be, but that would be if I got a camper and left it as is. Knowing me there would have been a lot of alterations I would’ve wanted done before I felt the camper would be ready. This would’ve started adding up to the price of the camper.

Both the tiny house and a camper are investments. For me I wanted more of a cottage look so the tiny house was the right fit for me. I’m still so happy with my choice too, even when I would look at showers and want to croak at some of their price tags, ha ha. Side note- I *finally* picked out my shower!

Every person who goes tiny has their own opinions and reasons why they decided to go tiny with what they chose. To me that’s what is so great about going tiny- the options are endless!

Blogger Recognition Award

Y’all guess what! The lovely Ms. Sunshine from Sunshine in My Soul has nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. Thank-you so much! Y’all need to go to her blog and check it out! Her posts are so calming and so pretty and well put together.

 

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to display your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select (up to) 15 other bloggers for this award.
  6. Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and link to the post you created.

How It Started

 I started the blog in August of 2015, but didn’t keep up with it like I wanted to. It hasn’t been until this year that I’ve started setting more time aside for the blog, and I’m happy I’ve decided to do that. I started the blog to have a place to talk about my civil war reenacting, but now that I’ve stepped away from reenacting this blog is a place where I can talk about every day life, trips, and projects I’m working on.

Advice 

Advice I have to new bloggers is first of all think of a name for the blog. Make sure it’s a name that you love (I think this one is a given, haha) and make sure it’s a name that not only reflects what your blog is about, but also a name that has meaning to you. The next piece of advice I have is to make time for the blog and to plan. When you do those things it makes blogging so much easier. The last piece of advice I have is to enjoy what you write! Write about things you love and you’ll find that it’s much more enjoyable to blog.

Who I Nominate:

  1. Michaela from The Farming Daughter
  2. The Goodwin’s from Home at Winshaw
  3. Stephanie from Taste of the Tumbleweed