October 15 2011
As a young man growing up I do not remember college as being something that was discussed much in our home. The values instilled in me by my parents were to make an honest living, be a good husband and father, but most importantly praise the Lord. My father was the bread winner and my mother was the homemaker and child rarer. We were far from rich, just the typical family from a small town in Ohio. My youngest brother was the first to go to college and now myself.
At the age of 45 with a full time job and one of my three children still underage, I had a lot of anxiety about attending college. Even though it is something I really wanted to do and have wanted this for a very long time the fear of trying to juggle the three and being neglectful in some way gave me qualms. I finally realized that by going to college and bettering myself I would also be bettering my family, setting a good example, and being a role model.
My first and biggest fear was of being neglectful to my family; they are the most important people in my life. So we set down and discussed my going back to school. My children were all excited about this thinking in some way they were getting even with me for all the times I have said to them get in here and do your home work. My mother states that at the end of my schooling I will either be a juvenile probation officer as I wish to be or the world’s best juggler.
It has been twenty plus years since I was a student and there has been a lot of changes. I have forgotten a lot of what I had learned from the days past and on top of trying to recall all of this, I am now learning new things and new ways of doing old things. Of course my children do help me but with strings attached. I have been told dad I will help you with your homework but I need money for this, that or the other. I was never one to read a lot but as a student I have to do a lot of reading and I am... [continues]
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