Making the decision to go back to school was easy and hard at the same time. No one in my family had went any higher than a high school education. It wasn’t drilled into me the importance of getting a degree and having a career, not just a job. I knew going to college was going to take commitment, compromise and sacrifice. There was quite a bit of weighing the pros and cons when it came to deciding to go back. What did I want to be when I “grew up” so to speak? Where did I want to go to school? I knew I had to continue working full-time due to finances. Would I be able to handle a class load along with all the other responsibilities I had? There is a sentence in the article, Becoming a Critic of Your Thinking that really stuck out to me. It said, “Good thinkers routinely ask questions in...
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...ghway which offers a certain convenience for those students that live outside the community. Once I saw the amount of classes that were offered in each subject I was astonished. The variety of class times and locations is very convenient for any type of schedule.
Looking back at the last three years I am proud of how far I have come. There have been times I have thought I wanted to quit. I’ve told myself countless times that I don’t know if I can do this. But at the end of the day I’m still moving forward and I’m still working toward my goals. My house isn’t as clean as it used to be, the laundry doesn’t always get put away and some night’s fast food is what’s for dinner. But when the day comes that I walk across the stage and accept my degree all the sacrifices, late nights and tears will be worth it. And I know my kids will be right there to cheer me on.
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