In the mail today…

I got a bill for fall tuition, yuck! I have so been enjoying my summer of just work and no classes. Getting the bill just reminded me that summer is coming to an end and another semester of classes is going to start. Which means long drives though traffic down to school, lots of reading, researching and writing along with studying. Sigh.

On the bright side, this is my LAST semester of grad school! Which means come December, I will officially hold an a masters in special education with a concentration in autism/ABA.  I will still need to sit for a board exam to get my BCBA (which I hope to do between January and March, before the baby comes).

Our plan, as of right now, is for me to take a few months of work when the baby comes and then slowly take on cases as needed. Once I graduate  I will transitioning into a supervisor role, which means I will no longer be doing therapy, instead I will be helping to design and implement home programs (basically making plans for the therapist to care out during therapy). I should be able to do a good percentage of that from home (which will be great). I will have to go to meeting and such on a weekly basis, but it certainly won’t be a 9-5 gig.

I want to be able to spend as much time at home with our baby as possible,  but at the same time I want to continue my career (after all I just spent the last 2 years working on my masters). Our plan is for me to work part-time (with half of that at home, its really like fourth-time, ha!), that way we keep a second income, which allows us to save a good bit, and allows me to be home with the baby a good bit as well. Not to mention Jon works from home, so when he is not traveling he will be here too. We are so excited to have jobs that are flexible and allow us a lot of free time together.

-Lauren-

3 comments :

Nicki and Mathis said...

Lauren, I felt the same way when I got my tuition bill, and I'm just starting my Master's! I love hearing about what you do, because it is so close to my own interests. Congrats again on your pregnancy! It is exciting to hear about all your plans! I too hope to work part-time once we have kids!

Jill said...

I am so envious that your career and home life are going to jive so well. I hope to figure something out that works as well as your choices have. I can't wait to visit again and see the belly grow!

Chelsa said...

Sounds like an awesome schedule!