Monday, August 24, 2009
One of the main obstacles for me in this process is education. I joined the military with absolutely no college under my belt. Since then, I've achieved an Associates Degree, but most of those credits were from my military training. I really don't consider that degree a product of my academic studies.
So the first thing I have to work towards is my Bachelor's degree. As far as I know, neither the church nor the military cares what my Bachelor's degree is in; therefore I'm going to go with whatever degree I can get the quickest.
This was actually a hard decision for me. I definitely see the value in studying a subject that is either interesting or applicable. For instance, setting my major as "Religion" makes a lot of sense. But I think that no matter what I study, I'll be able to apply what I've learned to my career. Also, I think that whatever major ends up being the quickest for me will be both interesting AND applicable as long as I adopt the old adage: "It is what you make it."
So tonight I sign up for my first class towards my BA through the American Military University (AMU). It's called "Foundations for Online Learning" and is a requirement for all students at this University. To learn more about AMU check out their site: http://www.amu.apus.edu/ Wish me luck!