During my senior year of high school, it never crossed my mind that at the age of twenty-six I would be going back to college. Of course, I didn't plan on life happening, either. My dream, like most high school students, was to graduate, go to college, get a decent job, then find that perfect someone and start a family. I've been able to check most of that off my list. Going back to college has been a challenge for me. Between keeping my house in order, making sure my husband and kids are loved, fed and bathed every day, making it to practices and games, teaching Sunday School and Rainbows, plus going to my on-campus classes, I find it hard to keep up with my studies sometimes.
I graduated high school in 2001, just shy of three months after I turned seventeen. I went to college a year after graduating high school. After being at Modesto Junior College for a year, I quit to get married and have my first son. As of 2010, it has been seven years since I was in school. That has presented itself as a challenge on my first night of classes. It was information overload! Most of the Math and English I learned in high school and college, seven plus years ago, I haven't had to really use since then. It's taking me a little bit longer to recall what I learned back then. I almost called it quits on my first night, but have decided to keep at it. I try to get in as much studying as I can when my boys go to bed at night or when they are taking a nap during the day. Having a schedule is very important in my house to make sure that everyone gets to where they need to be, when they need to be there..
During the week, I am everything, a mom, a taxi driver, a cook, a doctor, a referee, a teacher... The list goes on. I take my 6-year old son, Travis, and my 7-year old niece, Stacie, to and from school. Travis plays sports almost year round and plays piano, so we are constantly at games, practices or rehearsals. That takes away from my schooling time. I have...