It wouldn't be accurate to say that I fear change. Instead, my tendencies to be hesitant and skeptical cause me to tread slowly on change. This indicates that I am introverted, not much of a traveller, and a vigilant checker on how a change will affect me.
Several episodes in life remind me of times where I hesitated from getting up on stage and singing, or going on that roadtrip with buddies, and my reason/rationalization was often some form of, "this isn't a good time for me." I became quite skilled at thinking about other things I could be doing, or what might be neglected by making a seemingly impulsive decision.
The point is that it has taken me a long time to learn that there is never a perfect time, or even a good time, to solve a nagging problem, or to make a change, or to take on something new. Fatherhood in particular has taught me that just when you think you've got it all figured out, the kid will go through a "I don't WANT to put my shoes on!" phase, or the getting-ready-for-bed routine is going take even longer than usual this week to give the kid her conjunctivitis medicine.
Any walk of life can get bogged down in this not being a good time, and school is no exception. There is no doubt that deciding to take college classes online is going to be challening, and that the schedule of life is going to get tougher with foster parent classes to take after work, but one of the keys to making that leap is knowing that there never is a good time, and waiting for the perfect time is just nonsense.
To me it's a lot like a game of double dutch, or with another dated idiom, those parts in Super Mario Brothers where you have to jump over the spinning fire stick. There is no perfect time to jump in. If it gets messed up or complicated when you do, then hey, it happens. At Granite State College, we've tried to set things up so that even when things do get complicated, that we can help. So give us a call.