I took the summer off from school, I’ll admit after 2 years straight of college I needed a break. I really struggled with going to college when Brooklin was first born. Breastfeeding in many ways hindered my excitement about being on a college campus, finding a quiet place to pump milk was a struggle in itself but I did it. I wasn’t going to give up either experience although honestly I struggled a lot.
Looking back when I started my business program in 2010, I came into PSU with my transfer degree and went straight into Business 201 with no education about how businesses really work. I look back on the past 3 years since I started college and see how far I’ve come.
I walked out of my business classes last term with a much greater understanding how how businesses work and the tools to make the right decisions. Take my buisness communications using technology course, required for a business degree I walked out of that class with the skills to properly write an email, memo, or any other business document I may need. I don’t have to Google it, or learn it again, it’s all within me. That class taught me so much more than I thought it would because I do use the skills I learned without even realizing it. It’s engrained within me, I have the knowledge.
Looking back 4 years ago at my writing, I’m embarrassed yet see how far I have come. I don’t know where I’ll be 3 years from now when I do go to start a career but I am exciting at the possibilities of whatÂ can learn and how vast the world is.Â I look back and see how far I have come as I am now a junior in college. It hasn’t been an easy road, two children later I’m still working on my degree and I know one day all of the uncomfortable first moments will pay off. All of the work, everything I put into it will come back to me. It will be engrained within me and will change me.
I know that now and I am excited at what this year will bring me educationally as I embark on my final years of college. This term I am taking Business management Fundamentals, International Business, Advertising, and my first actual class in Marketing.
This is it, mommy is college bound again. I am proud to show my daughters that going to college pays off, I may have not gotten through college in my early 20’s but mommy will get it done by her 30’s. I am their example, and I am glad they get to see me work so hard for my dreams.
This is the only life I have I am going to make the most of it!