It has been quite a long time since I stopped by 43 things. I started on here many years ago and this was one of the first items I listed on 43 things. It feels good to mark it complete.
I went back to school (per my posts) the summer of 2005 and on December 12, 2009 I graduated with honors; receiving two separate degrees each with its own minor as well. However, before the semester was over my doctors found a tumor in my neck and I needed surgery to determine if I had thyroid cancer. They let me postpone the surgery after graduation…on December 15th I had the surgery and I am happy to say that it was not cancer.
Last month I was accepted to graduate school and I will be off to NY to work on my masters.
For those of you who are struggling in school, or struggling with the decision of going back I want you to know that you can do it. I believe in you. I know YOU can do it. Sometimes the days can be unbearable and sometimes they can be one of the most amazing days you’ll remember.
Congrats to all of those who have finished, and good luck to those going back.
I have decided to combine my ideas book with my journal as I found myself not writing in either -but always feeling guilty that I should be writing in both.
Since I have combined them, I have written something almost every day for the past month. Previously, I had only been writing once every 3 months. If you’re like me and want time to write, but feel like you have too many books to write in…combine the books, then once you have a habit of writing rgularly, start splitting things up into separate books!
It’s been a year since I posted something on 43 things; more importantly, it’s been a year since I posted something on this task.
I started back taking night classes to finish my degree in 2005, 3 years later I’m tired and I really really want to be done. I have 8 months left! I am now going after two degrees with two minors (one for each). My classes are now quite intense, but I love school.
I’m on track to graduate with honors, I just need to make sure I don’t lose my focus. This semester of all semesters will be the most difficult. I am going to school full-time at night, while I work full-time.
Hopefully my next update won’t be “I’m going to drop out!” haha!