What stimulated my interest in returning to school? One of my goals in life was to get my four year college degree. After I graduated with my AA degree, I concluded that "the learning bug has bitten me"! I wanted to continue my education and decided to continue by enrolling to the University of Phoenix Online. Results and Hopes
I hope by returning to school, that a lot of opportunities in my career will open up for me in future jobs and in my personal life. By returning to school, I will learn more and experience new courses that I would never have thought of taking in my lifetime. I will learn more interpersonal skills, learning from students, faculty and from the university personnel. The writing center, the library, along with the e-source materials will be very useful in my studies. Obstacles
Setting up my time schedule and planning for interruptions will be one of the obstacles. I sometimes get too involved in my homework and forget to eat or don't have enough time for my housework. I need to plan for illness by eating healthy, try to exercise and get enough sleep. By making a commitment to turn my assignments on time, I will help alleviate any procrastination not to finish them on time. Conclusion
The more education I try to achieve, the more income I can earn. My goal of returning to school has been a life time goal. Being one of the adult extended learners who will continue to learn for the rest of my life and being a role model for my children, led my daughter, Kimberly, to decide to go for a career in nursing. My oldest son, Richard, was in the Air Force and has one class left to receive his AA in Engineering. Richard asked me if I was going to try for a Masters degree after I get my bachelors degree from University of Phoenix. My reply, "You never know. I never imagined I could achieve my goal of going back to college after thirty years, let alone trying for my bachelor's degree; but look at...