I've talked about returning to school for a few years. Each time that I made the decision to go back something came up, something changed, marriages, divorce, job loss, health. You name it! Ten years ago I started my college journey, eight years ago I obtained my Associate Degree and due to a new marriage took a break from school. I returned while I lived in Arizona and took yet another break due to my divorce. I was really ready a couple years back to return to school but with kids, cheer, travel, job changes I just couldn't commit to myself to return.
Today, I finished week three! Two months ago I enrolled in my Bachelor of Psychology Program and committed that this time I am doing it! The first week back was almost a slap in the face. Of course I thought I knew what I was doing, yadi yadi yada. I thought hey it's like riding a bike, I did it once before, I've got this. Well, there was lots to relearn.
Everyday in class I learn something new. A new resource, tool, book, and lately I have learned a lot more about myself. One of my classes is Becoming a Mastery Student; I wasn't thrilled about what I thought was going to be a useless class. I will totally admit it - I WAS WRONG!!!! This class has tested and shown me my learning style, strengths and weaknesses and how to change weaknesses into strengths. It's also helped with some of the basics like how to write an APA Paper, correct in-text citation and reference pages. All which will be useful in my future classes and much in my everyday life.
While I like a new challenge from time to time I feel that this is going to be one of my greatest challenges. There's a lot going on in life, much to focus on, much to be distracted by. I've decided it's about time management, quality of life and figuring out my future. The struggle is REAL but it is GOOD!
Everything happens for a reason right? It's time to start writing new chapters to my story. It's time for me.