Today Bubba met with his engineering adviser to set up a tentative class schedule for his remaining semesters. It was during this meeting that reality set in that we are finally in the last stages of his school. Bubba started with 10 semesters and has a mere 3 left. Time is about to move really fast for us and we’re both excited while simultaneously trying not to stress ourselves out. In some ways I am panicking a little bit. There are many thoughts racing around our heads, mainly pondering about things in the short term and future.
We know we need to save a heaping amount of money for moving costs. We don’t know where we will move, but it is nearly one hundred percent likely that we will be moving shortly after he graduates—as in probably weeks. That’s another thing. It is no easy feat to move a family of 5. There is a lot to consider and a lot of planning involved. Where do we want to live? Which state? Big city or small city? And there are a lot of factors to consider within those questions, such as, can he build a career in this or that area? What about schools? Affordability? Safety? Salary? Can he one day build his own business within that area?
You get the idea.
Although many of those questions seem like you can think about later down the line; I cannot. I’m a thinker. A planner. I must have an idea of where I’m heading at all times.
He has 3 semesters left: Fall, Spring, and Fall. Even though we have a few long talks around the table in our near future, right now, we are mostly thrilled that his school is coming to a close on time. There is always potential for change, but right now, this is where we sit. THREE semesters!!!! That’s nothing! We can finally see the light shining in this hellish tunnel. Finally.
Here is what Bubba has left to take. Each semester is broken into 16 hours.
Fall 2015 Aug-Dec
intro to Environmental Engineering
Spring 2016 Jan-April
Fall 2016 Aug-Dec
- Design Elective
- Professional Development
- Senior Design
All Summer classes
- Differential Equations
- Solid Mechanics
- Geotechnical Lab
- Probability and Stats for Engineering
- 40 hr. internship