My fever finally broke! So I decided to go running. I decided to just go 2 miles to start out slow.
I'm considering going back to school, this time being more confident in what I want to go into. Working with special needs adults has been the best thing for me. I feel like I've found my niche. So, I've decided I want to major in special education.
The next step is figuring out where I want to pursue my degree. Close by universities are the University of Utah and Utah Valley University. Honestly it will probably be one of those two. But I could also go back to Southern Utah University. I was going to consider BYU-Idaho, but no, I don't think that would work for me. I don't want to go back. I could also consider Weber State, but I'm not sure.
I really want to go back to SUU just because it's familiar and I had a good experience there, but I have to weigh other options first. UVU and the U of U intimidate me because I don't know their campuses well so I have a feeling I'd get majorly lost. But I'd learn it eventually right? UVU has a deaf studies minor where I could learn some ASL, which is one of my goals. Would add coursework but it would be worth it to learn some ASL in the field I'm going into. And being up in northern Utah is better for my mental health because all of my resources are here- therapist, psychiatrist, family. There's always zoom but that's not the same, and if I were to get in a bad place again mentally I wouldn't have the support system to get me the help I need safely. So SUU is probably out.
I'm leaning towards UVU. I've already been admitted, but I don't think they have my most recent transcript that shows I have completed an Associates degree. When I looked to see what classes I'd have to take it said I have to take some generals, but I'm not sure if that's the case if I have an associates degree. I'm meeting with an academic advisor on Friday to discuss what I'd need to do to take things this direction. I also applied for FAFSA today for next school year. This year I had been offered grant money for UVU, but I wasn't ready yet. Obviously. But now I feel like I am, I could see myself going back to school in the fall. So I'm hoping I get offered grant money again.