Back story... My University days were tumultuous. I didn't have a lot of structure growing up so I was a little unaccustomed to the notion of study habits and setting realistic goals. Predictably, as I was fumbling my way through post-secondary life with no idea what I was doing, the results were pretty far from spectacular.
However, the fact that I have allowed that failure to bother me for nearly 20 years (holy shit!) is all on me. I can continue to feel like a failure, OR I can do something constructive to address the problem. Thus far ignoring my feelings on the matter hasn't been working out for me, so I guess I'll have to give the latter a shot.
Today, my first class as a distance learning student at a very prestigious University is officially under way. Because I am only able to manage a very small course load until Z starts school, it's probably going to take me five years to upgrade my degree to something that gives me a sense of pride rather than one of shame and defeat. And that's fine, because when something is worth the reward, it's worth the work.
I'm asking your for your help, my dear readers. If I haven't given any updates on the state of school in a while, I need you to give me a little nudge, OK? Thanks!
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