As many of you know or may not know I have been on this journey of school since 2004 off and on. Since my divorce I have been a Full Time student this past year and am finally getting to enter into my cohort for Integrated Leadership. I have been discouraged, frustrated and not always given my best. Well, on Saturday I had to attend an orientation that I was not happy about because it was early in the morning on a day that I could have slept in and I have been taking classes for over a year. When I arrived it was a room filled with tables and chairs WAY TO CLOSE together and I did NOT want to stay! I stayed and am I ever glad I did! There was story after story from staff and even one of the professors how they were unmotivated to go to school post high school and when they finally got their head in the game and realized they were capable of doing this thing called school they accomplished their goal of a degree. For me seeing these people stand before me and know that they have gone before me and that they would be there cheering me on and helping me through the next 22 months made me realize okay I CAN do this!
The next thing happened, yesterday I was at home and found out that I got an A!!! on a paper I had spent 8 hours working on the DAY IT WAS DUE! I was beyond thrilled! This yet again proved to me that I am capable! I CAN do this! I even have a few more friends who have jumped on this journey and are encouraging me and pushing me along the way! It’s so important to have a strong support network of people who will encourage and push us along. It makes it SO much easier to get the work done knowing that there are people who you see many days during the week and that they are going to ASK!
Onward and Upward!