Comments: It is important, dammit!

She is definitely wrong. My students are all in her situation this semester, and I see with them how hard it is to work, be a Mom, pay the bills, and take a night class two or three nights a week, plus homework and reading.

My hat's off to her. Congratulations!

Posted by caltechgirl at January 31, 2006 02:30 PM

It is a huge deal!

It took me 7 years to get my 2nd bachlors and I only need to take my core classes.

Working and going to school, doing homework, papers, tests and keeping up a house and all that goes with it is huge, huge I say.

Posted by Machelle at January 31, 2006 03:00 PM

I agree with you completely! What she did *is* a really big deal... Good for you trying to let her know so. (And kudos to her!)

Posted by Richmond at January 31, 2006 03:04 PM

Huge, huge deal. Tell her not to sell herself short. What she did is an amazing deal. Takes hard work, perserverence and a lot of mental and physical fortitude. I am so glad you tried to recognize her for such a wonderful accomplishment. You old softy! ;)

Posted by oddybobo at January 31, 2006 03:43 PM

It is a big deal and you did good putting forth the effort to recognize her for this accomplishment.

Right after H.S. I entered into college. I was going for my A.D. as a medical secretary. I got so far that I only needed 2 more classes to graduate. I got bored and quit. I really regret that decision now. Oh, how I wish I could go back and do it all over again, but I can't.

Posted by Maranda Rites at January 31, 2006 03:52 PM

I am more imprssed that she didn't give up after 4 years. I was in a similar boat! So not only is it great she got it, it's great she put so much effort to get it, 4 years or not!

Posted by Sissy at January 31, 2006 05:51 PM

Give her a "high five" from me. If I had a full-time job and a little alien, I couldn't do all the fun school stuff. This is a major big deal. Hey, I should know - it took me over 20 years to finish the 1st degree (okay, so I changed my major a couple of times *grin*).

Posted by MathCog Idiocy at January 31, 2006 06:31 PM

As a full-time working adult even getting an associate degree isn't easy - hell, I've been trying to get one off and on since 1989, and I still don't have one.

Posted by Shadoglare at January 31, 2006 06:44 PM

That was surprisingly nice of you.

Posted by Raging Mom at February 1, 2006 07:08 AM