Going forward is always better than spending your time looking behind you. I am starting my first week of my last two semesters at OCC. What will I have when I am done you may ask? An associates degree in Liberal Arts and being one step closer to my ultimate goal..
I may have put my life on hold to have and raise my kids, but I know I am in a group of many. Each step closer brings me closer and closer to my own dreams, not for financial gain but for myself. I know I am close now, and I can feel this road coming to an end on my journey.
I went to the guidance offices on campus and went over what courses I had and what I needed. When the counselor told me I only needed 8 more classes to reach my goal I can honestly say I was briefly overwhelmed with joy and had to struggle not to tear up.
Next to having my children, and raising them I think as I reach this goal it will be one of the proudest moments of my life.Yet I know the journey for me is only just beginning, there is still a long road to travel and I will get there.
So for this semester its Child Psychology, (which I could have used when I raised my own kids) Biology I, World Religion, and Computer Literacy. Each a new challenge to overcome and pass.
Its been tough juggling everything but well worth it. No regrets. If any phrase was ever my mantra that would be it. I haven’t always taken the easiest path to get where I want to go but I have always gotten there no matter what. Last semester I made the Dean’s list again, and anyone who knows me knows it takes a lot of work for me to do that. At times I wonder why it took me so long to reach the point where I was ready, because that is when it falls together when each of us are ready as individuals to reach our own personal goals. Life may have been easier had I found the passion to do so at an earlier age. However i don’t believe I would have appreciated it as much as I do now. Each moment no matter how challenging is a gift to me.
I hope you will check back as the year progresses, and continue reading about my journey. sometimes life isn't all about the excitement, and adventure. Sometimes the adventure is staying the course, one step at a time.
|The road not taken|