As most of you know, I’ve been a student (again) for a while now and after completing my Associates Degree last spring, I am currently looking into beginning a plan of study that will see me finally receiving my Bachelors in a few years. You may wonder though, why I keep going back…what drives me…
Let me tell you what inspired me to take my life back.
My KG started school 5 years ago last month, but even before then we have always stressed the importance of her education and college, so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise when she innocently asked what degree her Dad and I had. That moment. That one. Right when I had to swallow my shame and tell her that I didn’t have a degree. Being a mother has shown me that I have to set the example I want my children to follow. How can I insist on my sweet brilliant daughters graduating from college if I didn’t show them the importance of a degree in the first place? That’s when I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt I would have to go back and this time I would finish.
Going to college has always been my dream. From the time I was a little bitty girl, I have always wanted to attend college and get one type of degree or another. I went from wanting to be an actress to a lawyer to a teacher and back to an actress when I was growing up. I just knew I would be something really fabulous and do something important with my life.
Well, now I’m 30. I have an Associates Degree. I am a mother, a business owner, and still a student. While it’s not exactly what I had planned, I think it’s still pretty fabulous and pretty important. I’m not giving up. This degree is important to me and it may very well prove to be important to my family’s survival in the future. I am so thankful for the innocence of children and that extra little push my pride gave me.
Isn’t it funny how some of life’s most simple moments can have the largest effect?
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