It would be an understatement to say that I was terrified to return to school after 27 years. Unexpectedly, I found myself having to close my business and facing surgery that would leave me with a long recovery. Instead of becoming depressed, I decided to begin a new journey and enroll in college. Something I always regretted not doing when I was younger and single, now I had motivation, my children. I had to be a positive a role model for them and prove to them (and myself) that obstacles could always be overcome with hard work.
Within weeks of starting classes, I realized that I loved school and learning. My grades reflected my new found love. In the last three semesters, I have maintained a 4.0 GPA, been inducted into two honor societies and completed two honors project, but it is the peer recognition that has made me feel most successful. Having fellow students come to me to read their work and give them my opinion has been the greatest reward. The foundation of learning and confidence I have found at SCC has readied me for future challenges as I pursue my degree.