Tuesday, April 1, 2014

come fall, everything will change


About a month ago, Jamey and I were imagining what life will look like when we start to have kids. First off, can I just say how crazy it is to even talk about that? I think it's incredible how fast time seems to pass by. It feels like it was just yesterday that we were talking about wedding plans, and here we are discussing expanding our family. Now, let me just say we are in NO way planning for kids in the near future (sorry, Mom's). But, I'm a planner. I like to think about the future, and make sure I have some sort of plan. However, I am completely aware that you can make all the plans you want, but often times life just throws a curve ball your way. 

Talking about future plans and expanding our family brings so much joy and excitement. It also brings curiosity. What will our lives look like financially? How will we function when I stop working full time, and become a stay at home mom? These questions got us talking. One of the ideas we came up with to be better prepared was for Jamey to go back to school. He was all about the idea, so I decided to start doing some research. While I was looking up what it would take to get him enrolled in school, and pulling up his transcripts to see where he was at, I got a bit intrigued myself. What if I went back to school too? I quickly texted Jamey and said that I wanted to join him. I laughed to myself, because this is a phrase I've heard myself say a number of times. The last time I was enrolled in college was Spring 2009. It's been five years since I've taken a college class!

Getting a degree has been on my bucket list for a while. Although, I never thought I'd return anytime soon. I always pictured myself returning to college in my forties or something. But, I also always knew that if/when I decided to go back to school, that I would know it was the right time. I've always been pretty confident that "college just wasn't for me", but I'm ready to rid that self-created stigma and get back into school.

That's my big news I wanted to share with all of you! This fall, Jamey and I will start back up at Fullerton College and begin working on finishing our general education requirements. From there, the plan is to transfer to Biola University where we will be able to go for free (after working here for 5 years, the tuition cost is waived). I haven't been this excited about something in a very long time. I'm ready for this new chapter, and I'm so thrilled to be doing it with my best friend!

Here's to pursuing your goals and scratching things off your bucket list! 



  1. This is awesome Brenda, stoked and proud of you two!

  2. So excited for you Brenda! :)

  3. This is great guys! Yay brenda and jamey! Its been a loooong time for me too, and the thought of going back is very exciting. i will when the time is right, and Im so happy that time is for you now! It really is a big accomplishment, and a brave decision. :]

    (Btw...this is Kalie, I was too lazy to sign in haha)