So busy juggling work, family, and social commitments that the thought of furthering your education seems more like a pipe dream than a reality? Even if a better education will bring a better job, more money, and more time to spend with family and friends?
Don't let time constraints put the brakes on your professional dreams. Consider enrolling for an online degree program at the many colleges, universities, and vocational schools that offer education via the internet.
In most cases, earning an online degree brings more flexibility in schedule than attending regularly scheduled classes in person. You'll still want to regularly schedule your studies for best results but you can schedule study time when it best meets your needs, not the needs of a complex school system.
For example, you work Monday through Friday during normal business hours and then you've got to help the kiddos with the homework, feed them, and then get them tucked into bed in a timely manner. Sure, you're tired but there's still another hour or two left in the day, albeit a long day, to spend a little time online studying. Chances are you'd be spending some of that time online anyway, right?
Why not use that internet time improving your education with an online degree program instead of forwarding dozens of cutesy email messages? Even without your participation, those multi-forwarded email chains are going to see wide distribution so why not leave it up to friends and family to distribute them around you while you devote a little time to your much-desired education?
Or, if you?re just too tired to devote quality time to studying after your exhaustingly long day, consider studying on the weekends. Study time on Saturday or Sunday is almost unheard of in the campus-based academic arena but it can be a real boon to those of us who want to learn but can't do so during the workweek.
Studying for an online degree may even be easiest when you schedule study time during the weekend. It's easier to persuade your spouse to focus his or her time and attention on the children for a while on weekends so that you can devote your time and attention to studying a few hours. It's also easier to enlist friends and extended family members during the weekends, too.
Even with the luxury of studying at nights or during the weekends for an online degree, the prospect can seem a little daunting at times. Don't lose faith, however. It may take a few years to actually complete a degree online or off but it's just a few years. Without devoting a few years' time to a professional education, you'll be stuck in the same old dull rut you're in now forever.