This is just total rambling about my life, so if you're not interested you can quit reading now.. Even though Iguess I could qualify as a non-trad I still heavily value the input of my of my family (parents/brother/etc)... I'm only 25, after all, and we're a pretty close-knit bunch. So...I "came out" to my parents the other day about my educational goals.. It actually went something like this (I had been considering nursing school a while back... and have since changed to pre-med but had not told anyone).... me: I'm just not sure what I'm going to do.. I don't really think I want to be a nurse. dad: have you ever thought about pre-med? me: well, actually, yes! mom: maybe you should move to choctaw county? haha (a county here in our state that offers 100% tuition/supplies grant + living expenses after you reside there for 1 year) dad: I think that's a great goal. Whew, what a relief that that's all over with. Ridiculou as it sounds, I can't even begin to explain how nervous I was about telling my family how I felt. Having a brother who's a doctor didn't make it any easier. Although my Dad still thinks I should pursue some sort of tech/associates degree so that I can continue to work (since I do have two small kids and a husband that's hardly any help/not supportive) while finishing my studies. I'm waffling on that because I really have a hard time seeing myself spending 2 years going to school full-time to make maybe $5-10/hr more than I make now, when my final goal is something like med school. Any ideas? I know this was a total BS post.. but it felt good to get it out. Thanks for reading, if you did.