Distraction Essay

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Distractions are everywhere and they are different for everyone. Work, kids and just plain ole everyday life, are just a few. These issues must be controlled in ordered to accomplish ones goals. My current goal is to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering through online courses with Penn Foster. I finished high school in 1984 and in 1992, I earned an Associated Degree of Science in Veterinarian Medicine. I worked in the Veterinarian field for 10 years and although I enjoyed working with animals, it was time to find a job with a more established atmosphere. I’ve been employed with Duke Energy for 15 years, starting in the Customer Service field. After eight years, an opportunity to transfer into the Power Delivery area presented itself. I found the challenge and excitement I had been looking for! The mechanics make sense and although I don’t have the field experience, I understand the job requirements. What does this mean? Back to school I go. I will have to manage my time well, use my free time and resources effectively and buckle down with energy usage, which will be a challenge among work, family, church and other activities. However it is a challenge I will meet and accomplish. It will be my responsibility to know when to say “No, I have an assignment to complete”. It is very important to remember the deadlines. I will need to create a specific time to study and schedule breaks, which will require organizational skills. These skills will help me eliminate wasting precious time. I will rank my assignments and keep my due dates in mind, by recording assignments and exam target dates on my calendar at work. Fortunately my family is always supportive of my goals and encourages me, rather than creating additional distractions. My mom steps in to assist with caring for the kids and this allows me time to study for a few hours without the normal distractions and interruptions. Due to this degree being a benefit not only to myself, but to the advancement...
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