Finding My Way Back to School - Essay

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Finding my Way Back to School
Cricket L. Beem
English 121
Cicely Denean-Cobb
May 31, 2010

Finding my Way Back to School
Finding my way back to school has been a long time coming. I have wanted to attend college before I even finished grade school. At seventeen I married a Military man. I always said, “When I move to another base I will start college”. We moved to Fort Hood, Texas. Nine years have gone by and at last I have enrolled in a degree plan at Ashford University. What made me wait so long is a laundry list of items. The main issue I’ve had was procrastination. I talked myself out of college more times than I can remember. I would say, “I don’t have the money, time, skills, or the smarts to go to college”. After years of doubt I had an awakening, my son was born. My son being born made me want to finish my dreams. I wanted to make our life better. My entire life I have loved to help people and listen to them. I researched colleges and found the Psychology program at Ashford to be beneficial. I want to work with foster children. Getting my degree in Psychology will help me achieve that goal. My life has had to change while attending college. My son is one year old, so he requires most of my time and attention. I have to balance my son and homework. I’ve had to change my movie marathon and reading for fun days, to diaper duty and what pronoun to use. These changes are well worth it when I weigh the outcome. Another change or obstacle I’ve had to manage is my husband. My husband works full time and attends college as well. Trying to find a balance is very hard. I’m still working on dividing myself between spouse, child, and school. The sacrifices I am making now are for my family and me. I know after graduation all my hard work to start my career, and the sacrifices I’ve made will pay off. Returning to school has been easy for the most part. I have found I need to work on my writing skills. Other then my writing skills for classes, I really enjoy...
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