It has been a while since I have updated my blog. I feel like I say that over and over again with hopes of writing more. The simple truth is I haven’t had the time needed over the last three years to devote to writing on my blog on a regular basis. Most of you know that I have spent the last three years pursuing my dream of finishing my bachelor’s degree. (My degree is a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education.)
I have finished!
I am grateful that I ran a marathon almost a year before I decided to go back to school because it was a marathon of classes and not an easy sprint. I was able to pace myself each year on which classes I needed to take and should take at any given point. The classes were eight weeks long. There were many times I really wanted to just throw in the towel and walk away.
It was hard.
I didn’t throw in the towel and give up. I had to say “no” a lot to family and friends. That was not easy as well because one thing I truly love is spending time with them. I’m a quality time kind of person and I am also one who likes to be around people. Secluding myself to study on a regular basis was necessary to finish my classes. Which in some ways has made the re-entry process back to real life a bit more of a transition that I had realized it would be.
I am learning to find my footing again.
Over the last couple of weeks since I finished school I have read two novels. I have sat outside in the sun and enjoyed being outdoors. I don’t have any more panic attacks that I didn’t turn in an assignment correctly. (I did that a few times!) I thought I would sprint back into that normal routine, but I am learning it is a marathon in and of itself as well.
I can’t do all that I want to do as quickly as possible.
With all of that said, I am so glad I pursued my dream of finishing my degree. I did it with excellence and exceeded my own expectations. I graduated with a 4.0 and I was in the top 8% of all the graduates! My goal was never to have a 4.0 GPA; it was to do my best, work hard, and learn as much as possible in the process. I did all of that!
Thank you all for sticking around while I pursued my degree. I plan to write more and share what has been happening and will happen in my world. If you are here because of my writing on being a typical sibling, I will definitely be writing more about that shortly! As I am learning with every other thing in my world at the moment, I cannot rush the writing process.
I am excited to get back to writing and doing what I love!