Last May, I applied to the University of Alabama’s Distance Learning program for their nutrition program.

It’s been something I’ve felt called to for the past few years now and after a lot of prayer and a lot of searching, I was confident I’d found the perfect fit. There are a lot of schools that offer BS’s in nutrition, but few distance learning programs that offer the BS that can lead to becoming a Registered Dietician (actually, it’s the only one I’ve been able to find). And while my interests will always lie in more holistic nutrition, I’ve always been concerned that there’s so little regulation and true accreditation in that area. UA seems like it’s where I need to be.

I applied.

And it’s been one roadblock after another ever since.

One of my transcripts – for two classes I took in high school – took over 2 months to get to Alabama.

I had to fill out extra financial aid paperwork and send in extra documentation – because they couldn’t figure out how we live on such a low income.

A box got checked incorrectly when my paperwork was being filed, leading to me being admitted to UA’s on-campus program.

The advisor in the on-campus program forgot to transfer me…for a week.

And because all of the rest of this took so long, when I finally got transferred to the distance learning program the one advisor in my department was on vacation until last Wednesday.

I was supposed to hear from her late last week.

I didn’t.

Classes start today.

Everything is done.

And I’m registered for no classes.

I’ve called, I’ve emailed, I’ve done everything I can think of…and I can’t seem to get a response my advisor.

I want to cry.

I’ve worked so hard to get to this point – not just through the paperwork of the past few months, but for the past 3 years to get healthy enough again to even be able to consider going back to school. I’ve worked all summer, trying to get new routines in place so that it’s easier on my family.

I know that technically, I can still register for classes until the 29th. I don’t like feeling like I’m starting out already behind, but I still feel like this is supposed to happen. And I don’t get that sense that it’s time to wait. For every roadblock, there’s always been a clear answer and path through.

Say a prayer, would you? If I’m supposed to defer my enrollment a semester, I’m praying that I get a clear sense of that. And if I’m still supposed to push forward, please pray that what needs to happen does.


5 thoughts on “stuck

  1. Praying for you. I wanted to cry when I read your post. I hear your frustration. You will have an answer, and it will be right. Good luck to you.

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  3. It frustrates me so much when people drop the ball doing their job and it affects you so much. I hate that. I hope that you get it figured out, I’m really proud of you for going back to school!

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