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After twelve years of being a career woman, a friend of mine decided to become a fulltime mom and housewife to her kids and husband.  She is thrilled with the idea of taking care of her kids’ and husband’s needs as she was not able to do it, since the day she got married.  When she was still a career woman, she left everything to the household help.  She used to cook for her family on weekends but now she does it daily. 

It has been going well for the first five months.  However, when boredom started to creep in, she thought if she had made a mistake in quitting her job.  The moment her husband and kids leave their home and her tasks for the day is done, she sits all day lost in her thoughts; pondering how she can be productive while staying at home.  Then one day, a friend of hers suggested that she try enrolling in some online courses.  It was not a welcome idea at first but when boredom struck again, enrolling in an online class became appealing.

 The next day, she began hunting for online colleges with the help of her friend.  Since her hobby is taking pictures, she decided to harness her skill in this field and checked out some online degree programs in photography.  After spending a week on school hunting, she found one through http://studentaid2.ed.gov/gotocollege/collegefinder/advanced_find.asp . Gradually, she liked the idea of going to school without leaving her home and giving up precious hours of family time.   .  She can be a full time housewife and earn a degree at the same time.  It is hitting two birds with a stone. 

She has been an online student for a month now and today, she told me how exciting her life had become since she enrolled and expressed her desire of taking another degree.  With that enthusiasm, I doubt if boredom would ever visit her again.

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