1. It costs too much
2. I'm busy raising my children
3. I have too much to do
4. Insecurity regarding my abilities
5. It will take too long
Basically it was a fear of failure, something I'm not fond of. I've also come to realize it was a lack of faith. I could feel the Holy Spirit's leading in regards to school, but it was easier to make excuses than to step out in faith. I did my research, made phone calls, went to college interviews and talked with my partner, encourager, best friend, husband - Bear (all the same person!). After all the research and a lot of prayer along with the support of my wonderful friends, my sweet kids and that wonderful man I call mine, I took a giant step of faith and I'm following where He will lead.
I am beyond excited and so eager to get started. I am a born again Christian but it still surprises me when God lifts me up through these uncharted territories and smiles when I answer His call. Sometimes you have to get through the 'stressing' to receive the 'blessing'.