You can do it, Heather.
I did. Actually, I quit school my senior year to get married and start a family.
A year later, I took a test and got my GED. I think that was the first year they started GED.
I did not have to study for it. I recall taking a series of 4 or 5 tests which ate up half the day or more.
Some years later, after three children and a divorce, I went to college and got my AA in general studies.
It was a 2 year program as you know most AA are. It took me more like 3 years. After that, I went onward
to get my BS...and what should have taken only two more years, took me more like 3 more years.
So what your average college kid would do in 4 years, it took me 6 years. It was hard because I worked
midnight shift at a hospital and did a lot of over time at that. It was hard to schedule classes because I
worked so much and it was not a regular 5 day a week job. I took night classes when I could...this would
give me some day time sleeping hours.
My oldest daughter had scholarships but tossed them to the wind to marry and start a family. After awhile tho,
she took online classes for medical transcriptionist. She got her degree in a year or less. So she works at home
online in an entirely different area than I do. She is now a manager and over sees some of the other online
med transcriptionists. She makes very good money, gets vacation days and the whole nine yards just like
someone that worked an offline job. It's been great for her.