One life goal down... BOoYah!
My husband and I met in high school. When I graduated, my mind was not on my education, but on other things. I had a 3.9 GPA, scholarships aplenty, and enough acceptance letters to go where ever I wanted. I managed to finish a year of college and then found myself married, working full-time, and shortly after - pregnant.
I love my husband and my children. I have no regrets and I thank the powers that be everyday that I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful family.
Not having that degree though... that was a burr in my saddle. As I matured and as my children went off to school the annoyance became a fever. In 2004, I signed up for University of Phoenix online campus. Today I am finished. Yes!
I am raising two children, maintaining a solid - loving relationship with my husband, working a full-time career which often requires 50 or more hours a week of my time, blogging, writing a book, trying to keep a house clean... and I spent the last two and a half years in accelerated college courses writing at least one (usually two) papers a week - every week. (Which is, of course, why my house is often a mess and I'm only a third of the way into my first draft!)
Life goals 1 & 2:
1. Complete my bachelor's degree: Is officially taken care of.
Now I can focus on 2. Complete a novel.
You are never too old to finish something you started - or start on a completely new path for your life. No matter who you are or where you happen to be, never give up your dreams or your goals. No matter how unattainable they may seem to be. No matter how many obstacles you think you face. With determination and dedication anything is possible.