We're celebrating Taylor's 1st birthday in 6 days! 🎈 I've chosen a blue & green color scheme with a theme of stars & guitars. I'm personalizing half of his decorations and have ordered the other half online from Party City. We're having his famous pizza, popcorn, popcorn balls, Rice Krispie Squares, fruit salad, Jell-O, cupcakes, and cake. I am very excited for his birthday, he doesn't even know what's coming 😄
Another exciting thing on my mind lately has been school. I've been fortunate enough to stay home with my son for his first year of life but I am ready to begin this next step in mine. He'll be 16 months when I begin classes and his dad and I agreed that he should stay home with him for the first year of my studies until Taylor is an appropriate age for daycare. We just believe that he is too young and if something were to happen he wouldn't have the ability to tell us, and that honestly scares me. He's still learning his independence as well. One day he'll be ready and willing to explore and experience this world on his own.
So, I'll be enrolled in my first year of Social Work at Aurora College which is a 2 year diploma program and a certification from the University of Regina. My plan is to get my Bachelor's Degree which would require me to transfer my credits upon completion to the Yukon College or the University of Regina. That's a few years from now and I'm sure I'll decide then where I'd like to attend. (Apparently Regina has the highest crime rate in Canada) 😗 By the time I'm completed my schooling Taylor would be entering the first grade and we'll be back in the NWT so it works out perfectly for us.
I've received all required documents and have been accepted for funding. We're awaiting to hear from college housing and we should be all set to move to Yellowknife at the end of August! 😃