Today, I hit a major life accomplishment in my book.
I have been vocal in the past about going to College as an Adult and the exhausting journey it has been. I promised myself when I first left college to start a family that I would finish my degree by the time I was 30 and I was determined to finish that goal. After numerous changes in my majors, taking semesters off here and there or only taking one class, I decided to buckle down and go back to school full-time so I could finish my goal. It hasn’t been an easy one but I wouldn’t change that. In fact, it has taught me amazing time management skills and how to push myself when I needed it most. Sure, sometimes I make a pot of coffee at 9PM so I can stay up long enough to finish all my homework and I probably don’t sleep nearly as much as I should, but taking this journey to get where I am today taught me a lot about myself. I finally found a major I truly knew I wanted my degree in, I finally was able to realize my full potential, and I finally believed in myself.
Today, I registered for my last semester of classes before I receive my bachelors degree. It was a surreal feeling. For a while, I didn’t know if I was even going to accomplish my goal as it was a lot of work and something I didn’t know if I would be able to complete while being a mom and working full-time. I thought the end was never going to come and the light at the end of the tunnel seemed so far away. I thought that maybe I just didn’t need a degree because all the work I would have to put into it just seemed like too much. I didn’t know if I was ever going to finish or follow through for that matter. I have been known to set unrealistic goals or even realistic goals and just not to stick to them because something else came along and I used that as an excuse to give in. I didn’t do that with this journey though. I might have taken my sweet sweet time but I made it.
Today, for me, is a big day. Today, that light is close. I can see it, I can feel it, and by the end of the year, I will have accomplished my goal, two years ahead of my plan.
Anything is possible, don’t ever forget that.