07/26/10 Diagnostic essay
To school, or not to school; that is the question. At least it was for me four months ago as I was looking for a leg up in this economy. Having a high school diploma and a can do attitude no longer opens doors in the working world. Now days, having at least your Associates degree and 2 yrs of experience are required before employers will even look at your resume. Since I already had the experience, school seemed like the best option to help me find an employment if the lay off rumors at my current job were true. Though it was the best option, my up coming wedding, thoughts of starting a family and finding the money were a few challenges that could keep me from completing my business administration program.
First challenge was that my single life was coming to an end. I was looking to become the future Mrs. McClain in about five months. Weddings are a lot of work, even more so when you’re planning it all practically by yourself. Would it be crazy to take on a full load of classes on while I’m picking out table linens and centerpieces? Of coarse it is, but completing school is important to me and my future. Another issue is finding the time. Classes are only four hours each, but I work full time. My schedule is that I start work from 7am till 4pm and then classes from 6pm till 10pm. That barley leaves enough time for homework, not to mention time for the many wedding appointments I make and need to attend. Then there is the honeymoon. If our honeymoon was more than a week long, I could run the risk of being dropped for missing two weeks in a row. Plus, missing just a week can set me back. I know that I need to be disciplined and focused so that school will not take away from the experience of planning my upcoming nuptials.
Another challenge I face while...