So its almost the end of the semester (finals week to go!) and I'm happy to report that I survived the semester! I ended up doing the course and the full school load. I completed the course back in October and found a job that same week, I've been working for about a month now and LOVE it!! I'm finishing out the semester with three A's and a B (damn you Micro!!!) as long as nothing drastic happens. This semester has been ROUGH, but I'm soooooo glad I ended up going through with my plan. Hopefully this can provide some encouragement to those out there that are in a similar situation and think they can't do it! Can't wait for January!