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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Back to School

No! I’m not talking about the new school year where thousands of children moan and groan their way back to school. I’m talking about me. YES!! You read right! ME!! I am moaning and groaning my way back to school! (and buddy if you laugh I’m gonna smack you so hard your eyes are gonna be crossed for life LOL)

Talk about life changes when you have a child. First it was my signing up for the gym last year. I mean I never thought for a moment that I’d join a gym because I always thought it was a waste of time and money. Besides I hate to exercise…I’d rather play games like football and basketball. However, after years of trying unsuccessfully to lose weight by every possible way I took the one option I had never tried. Exercise under a trained professional. The results were good and I lost a lot of weight. This year I haven’t really picked up momentum yet! Still getting back into the routine for the new year and hope to get back on track. The reason I was so determined was just plain simple… I became a First Time Dad.

Now, I’m doing the thing I hated the most…Study!! Believe me I never liked studying when I was in school all those years ago and I still don’t. I don’t really mind those short-term training sessions that last for a week or two or less but a full blown course is something different. But here I am now taking my Masters in Business Administration. That’s right! Me and MBA student (LJ quit laughing…I will have to learn how to spell now LOL).

Trust me I’ve tried to find ways to wrangle out of this and to avoid taking the course but unfortunately I could not find an excuse good enough. I want to improve myself and to learn. (Is that me talking?) I’m partly doing this for myself and partly for my daughter so that I can set her a good example too. Believe me I’d never have even though of taking this if it weren’t for her.

Anyway, I managed to convince wifey too that it would be beneficial for her and also that it would be a great help to me to have a partner to push me to study otherwise I’d find all kinds of excuses not to do it! Of course, ultimately she’ll diverge to her field of expertise that is Marketing and I’ll be in my area of expertise which is Human Resources Management. Yesterday was our first day at school. Believe me it’s been almost 20 years since I last did this and boy did it feel strange!! Walking down the corridors and seeing people who were mostly younger than us mingle in the hallways. In a way it felt good.

Unfortunately, taking up this course is also going to eat away at the time we spend with our little one and it really does make us both feel bad. Although, classes will be only twice a week for about three hours only there will be assignments and coursework and other little things that will crop up. It’s going to go on for eighteen long months so you can imagine how much time we’ll be away.

In fact this morning, wifey was telling me that last night the little one was talking in her sleep and asking her ‘Yaya” (Filipino for nanny) where Mummy was...So this will undoubtedly be a challenge. Not to mention that we still have to go to the gym too…what was that old saying a Healthy Body means a Healthy Mind!

I know that I am taking a step in the right direction no matter what happens and just hope that I haven’t bit off more that I can chew!! Only time will tell!!

And the journey continues…

40 comments:

Aunty J said...

I'm taking my MBA part time too now...I must say it ain't easy but it's not impossible too. All the best to you & your wifey!! I'm left with my final project & I'll be a free woman again!!! :)

Nick Phillips said...

OH NO! Call out the Police already! What have you done with my buddy? You're not him. The Adrian I know loathes studying!! Somebody help!! They stole my buddy! Arggggghhhh .... LOL!

Buddy, I must say I'm absolutely speechless but all the best you and LP in your schooling :D And don't you go flirting with all those college gals like we did when we were studying together those days ... LOL! All the best bud, it's a good thing you're doing :D

Jen's Place said...

Hi,
I like your blog. Pls allow me to introduce myself. I am JenJen from jenjenplace. Found your blog while blog hopping from Huma B Post's blog!

Hope you dont mind me adding you to my blogroll.

p.s. Nick, what a coincidence. Dont worry, I am not stalking you.....

Shinade said...

God for you Adrian. What a wonderful thing to do for yourself and of course what a wonderful gift to give to your lovely and precious daughter!!

You can do it....I simply know that you can. And congrats on losing the weight. I know I certainly could afford to lose some of that myself.
~Jackie

Adrian said...

Hi Aunty J!! Welcome!! :) Thanks for the good wishes!! I hear it's tough too!

Good for you that you're finishing soon your MBA soon...bet you can't contain your happiness.

You know some of the people I've spoken too have said that after finishing they find that they are so free and don't know what to do with their time! I guess after cramming all the work/research/study in such a short space of time it can get that way!!! LOL

Cheers to you and good luck with your final project!! :)

Adrian said...

Nick!! LOL Yup I must be out of my mind right LOL But it's me...I guess having a kid changes you in ways you never you never imagined possible! :):) But I still loathe studying and am just wondering how I'm gonna get thru this predicament I've got myslef into!! LOL

And what's this about us flirting in college those days...we were such nice decent fellows back then okay!! LOL And if you believe that we also sell bridges!! Muahahhaa

Seriously, I'm gonna need all the luck I can get okay!! hehehe

Adrian said...

Hi JenJen!! Welcome!! So nice to see a new "face" here!! :):) I'm glad that you liked waht you saw and hope tht you'll be back for more!! :):)

So you know Barrett and Nick too. You'll see Nick here a lot cause he's my best buddy!! :):) Barrett is also a regular but he's been pretty tied up lately! :)

Cheers JenJen!! :)

PS I'm sure Nick won't mind if you really were stalking him LOL :)

Adrian said...

Jackie!!!! Great to see you here!! :):)

Yeah it'll be a good gift to the little one...if I pull it off!! :):):)

Thank you for having so much confidence and faith in my ability to do this!! I'll give it a real go!!

Oh I loved losing weight....and getting remarks from my friends too!! It's such a boost for the soul! :):) I hope that you too can lose a little if that is what you desire..."Remember less carbs and more cards( cardio)!!" my new moto :):)

Cheers Jackie!! :)

Mariuca said...

Good luck to u and wifey. You already know my take on this, so hang in there and I'm sure you'll pass with flying colours! :):):)

Sugar Queens Dream said...

Good Luck to you!

mauniejames said...

Oh my goodness yellowish green man

I am so very proud of you...how

wonderful that you two are going

back to school together..it's the

most wonderful thing you can do for

yourselves and your family..you go!

LadyJava said...

GK! So that's what happened to you.. you went back to school.. awesome.. always wanted to do that but somehow life always get in the way...lolz.. what an excuse eh?? hmm i already noticed a spelling error lahh..heheh... but sshh.. i won't tell your teacher...lolzz..

Best of luck to you and your wife.. and don't worry 18months aint that long.. it will pass in no time!!..

Cheerio
LJ

Adrian said...

Marzie!! Tthanks for the encouragement! It's not gonna be easy and I'm gonna need all the luck I can get :):)

Cheers GP!! :)

PS It's Friday!! It's Friday!!!

Adrian said...

Judy!! Thanks...like I said earlier...I'm gonna need all the luck I can get!!

Cheers! and happy weekend! :)

Adrian said...

Maun!! Thanks!! :):) I really hope that we can pull this off. It means some sacrifices but it'll be worth it in the long run!! Only wish we didn't have to lose time with Ellie because of this but there is no other way!

Cheers and Happy Weekend! :)

Adrian said...

LJ!!! Yeah I'll be missing for awhile from now on...can't afford to spend so much time blogging anymore...how sad? I've been pretty much neglecting my blog sine Christmas becuase of this too...just wanted to spend as much time with Ellie as possible before the course began.

I hope that you too will get your chance to pursue your dream to further your education. ANd don't worry about my spelling...will post my homework so that you can check it LOL Just kidding!! hehehe

Cheers LJ and happy Friday and weekend too! :)

DiamondsSaphire said...

Adrian that is awesome! I wish you the best of luck.

Hazel said...

good luck!

Adrian said...

DS!!! Thanks a million!! I'm really hoping that this will be something I can do! :):)

Cheers! :)

Adrian said...

Hi hazel!!! Thanks...need all that luck to grow!!! :):).

Cheers!! :)

purplefrogcat said...

Have fun in school..I ain`t ever going back-i hated school...You will do good, school is not for everybody...

Adrian said...

Perps! I hates school too but now that I'm older and Hopefully wiser maybe I'll be able to get a little more out of it! LOL

Cheers Perps! and have a great weekend! :)

The Bimbo said...

WHOA what a coincidence!! Bobo is going back to school too!! Cool! Good luck to the both of us GK!

Shemah said...

Wow.. aren't u a role model!! I don't mean that sarcastically, okay? :D I've been meaning to go back to school to but I don't wanna rush myself.. and even though people are saying that it's getting late for me.. I think that's just a load of BS! Kudos to you and your wife! Amazing thing what you guys are doing! All the best! :D

Shemah

J@n!ce said...

Adrian, you can do it... All the best :)

Sugar Queens Dream said...

Good luck, congrats and come to get your prize today...

Adrian said...

Bobo!! Woo hoo...I was begining to feel all alone on this journey!! Nice to know that you will be studying too!!! Good Luck to you too...we're gonna need all the luck we cna get hehehe

Cheers Bobo! :)

Adrian said...

Shemah!! I know your're not being sarcastic...we haven't reached that stage yet LOL

You should go back while you still have the energy and drive...and it is a load of BS when it comes to age being a barrier in gaining knowledge...you're never too old to learn...besides the saying goes you can't teach an old dog new tricks...not an old person LOL

I hope you get to continue with your studies one day to! :)

Cheers and thanks for the encouragement!! :)

Adrian said...

Janice! Thanks for the support!! It's really gonna be tough but have to stick it out somehow! :)

Adrian said...

Judy!! A prize for me? woo hoo will be there in a minute! :)

Thanks!

Shinade said...

It's silly and Kooky time over to my place.

And please know after the disaster I went through it may never happen again.

A ditzy blond hit publish instead of draft at the very exact moment that she lost her service provider.....I didn't get it back until this morning to get my post completed.

So please if you have time...drop back in because you are a "Sweet Tater"!!

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/01/to-all-sweet-taters.html

~Jackie

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Adrian you old dog you, HOW COOL IS THAT!!! I think getting your MBA is a super goal, and one that will be well worth the "studying". Good for you my friend.

Speedcat

Adrian said...

Jackie!! We all make mistakes... and I've had more than my share especialy when it comes to 'puters LOL

I've takena peek at the funny little taters and think they are really cool and thank you so much for including me!! You're the best tater around!!!

Cheeers Jackie!

Adrian said...

Woof Woof Speedy!! I know it's gonna be tough and time consuming but int he long run in can only be good...if I get it done, that is!! :):) Also eating into my blogging time too!!! DOH!!

Cheers my friend! :)

darlene said...

wtg...good for u!!!
clap clap calp!!!

Adrian said...

Dar!! Thanks...will do my best! :)

Hazel said...

here a Big Bang - World Record Tag for u. Have fun.

Adrian said...

Hazel!! Thanks...I'm actually on the original listing just that I posted a little late.

Cheers! :)

Emila Yusof said...

Wow! Way to go! Kudos to both of you! I could never study again coz whenever I think of studying, I will think how to skip class...seriously!

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