David and I have made the decision that he will be going back to school. The real estate market is in a major slump right now and it doesn't look to be picking up any time soon. We have been praying and talking about this for a while now, and we have decided that we cannot wait for the real estate market to (maybe) pick up in the next year. David really wants to find a career that will allow him to support our future family. David has also realized that he prefers the stability of a regular paycheck and set hours so he knows when work ends and homelife begins. This means that he is going to give up real estate for now so he can focus on school.
David only has 35 credits left to finish his Associates Degree in computer science at UCC, but since his work schedule is not predictable right now he cannot enroll in classes. We have looked at online schools and he has been accepted at AIU, the American Intercontinental University. They have some campuses in the US and all over the world, but they also have an online degree program for IT. He will be going for his AA in Buisiness Administration with a Concentration in Information Systems and continue with a BA in Network Administration once he has completed the first degree. An associate's degree is all that is required for a lot of Information Systems entry jobs around here so he would probably be able to get a job quite easily. The Bachelor's degree will eventually allow him to take a supervisory position.
We both feel very peaceful about this decision. We cannot afford for David not to work, so an online program offers him the ability to work full time and (possibly soon) get a day-shift position while still attending school and completing his degree. David is really excited about going back into computers.
I am just so thankful that we have found an online program that will work for our needs. I am thankful that we were able to make a decision about this. It makes me happy to see him so motivated and inspired.