In the last post I talked about my experience working from home and how it has given me the flexibility that I have so needed with my children. While there are challenges to be sure, I have appreciated the ability it has given me to be here when my children are sick or during holidays and breaks. And so I juggle the craziness at home for the all of the benefits that it affords me and I am thankful for the opportunities that working for a virtual company has given me.
One of the things that it has most definitely given me is a rich understanding of the Internet which is what put me on the path to attending university online. I had been thinking about returning to school for my MBA but I had just gotten settled into a schedule at home whereby I could work when my kids were at school and I didn’t have to come out of pocket for any child care expenses. I couldn’t fathom doing all of this to make my career work only to try to juggle a crazy commute for school. I did my research and found a variety of online MBA programs that would give me the flexibility to continue to work from home and still earn my degree. It was only a matter of finding the right program for me and I was on my way.
Luckily it didn’t take long for me to determine what was going to work with my schedule. There were a variety of online university degree programs that were in keeping with my educational goals and I had only to find one and apply which I did in a matter of days. It may have once seemed strange to attend school from home but these days it’s perfectly acceptable and becoming more standard every day. I’m happy to have the opportunity.