Going Back to School
edited: Monday, February 22, 2010
By Starrleena Magyck
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010
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An essay on why I chose to go back to school.
GOING BACK TO SCHOOL
Going back to school was not an easy choice for me to make. I had been
contemplating the decision to go back to school for a couple of years. I went
back and forth for several months trying to decide whether it was worth it to go
back to school. Finally, I decided to take the plunge and go back to school. I
would have to give up a lot in order to go back to school, like less time with my
family, less hours at work, and learn how to learn new strategies on how to
get my assignments done on time around my other obligations.
Returning to school meant that I would have less time to spend with my
family. I would have to learn to prioritize my schedule to fit all that I needed to
get my assignments completed and still be able to devote myself to the needs
of my family. It meant that I would have to cut out my television viewing to just a
few hours a week instead of fifteen or more a week. This was no small feat,
since I tend to be a couch potato.
I would also have to cut back on my availability to work. The less hours would
mean less money and also learning how to get by on a little less while taking my
courses. This could put some stress on the financial hardship of having to work
less hours and possibly cause some conflicts while going through my classes. I
would have to learn how to find ways to get my assignments done and also learn
to find ways to spend time with my family so that I don't neglect them.
I have to also learn new strategies in order to get my assignments completed
on time. I am a big procrastinator, so that was a big issue I had to learn to
defeat so I didn't wait until the last minute to get my assignments and feel rushed
to get them in. When I was in high school, almost twenty-five years ago, I was really
bad at waiting for the last minute to get my schoolwork done. Most of the time, I
would just turn in sloppy work just so I could get the assignment done. I never took
the time to do a thorough job on my assignments; I don't wish to do that now. I am
learning new strategies in order to prevent my procrastination.
Going back to school is going to be a lot of hard work and be a lot of fun too.
With these new strategies, I feel that I can succeed in being able to finish my
degree and make something of my life.