A Student

After much anxiety, hard work and trying to stay focused, tears and lots and lots of prayers, I successfully completed my Fall Semester with an A in both classes. That was so important for me. Funny thing is, I got the best grades as a mom and a wife than I did when I was single and didn’t have responsibillites.

I’m enrolled in 2 classes for Spring 2013 which begins Jan 22nd.

Please pray for me that God will help me to stay focused.

Thank you in advance,

El

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Wrapping Up Fall Semester

Final Exam #1 just happened. I’m fully aware I couldn’t have done this semester in my own strength because most mornings i wanted to hide under my bed and eat hot cheetos and thought WTH was i thinking going back. But God once again supplied me with all that I need and carried me through by His grace and power of His Word reminding me  I can do everything that  I need to do through Christ who strengthens me; regardless of my story, status and situation. To my Heavenly Daddy, I love you and thank you for being with me.

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

phil 4.13

 

Do it Afraid

Over and over again I have come to realize that confident people are people of courage. They go ahead and do things even when they’re afraid. Courage is not the absence of fear but it’s doing it regardless.

Going back to school has been that for me. Leap of Faith. Going against my fears. Things have changed on campus. I’m not a teenager anymore. In a classroom setting there is only one or two other moms other than me. It’s a been intimidating but also empowering.

I’ll I can think about is “I can do whatever I need to do through Christ who strengthens me.”

I’ve been here as a single student, engaged student, married and now a mom. There is an inside joke on campus that I will graduate one day with my kid and it might just become a reality. I’d love for my daughter to attend my graduation. When that day comes, I hope to be able to take her on stage with me.

I’ve never felt this urgency to finish college before.

 

 

 

 

1st Week of Back to College

Wow! Things have changed. It’s been two years since I’ve been in a class room sitting and this week I went back to college as a senior, as a married woman and a mom with 36,000 students on campus and during a time of major budget cuts, decrease in classes and professors and almost no advisors on campus.

I pretty much had to do my planning for the next two semesters.

I walked around campus more this week as a student than I did as an employee here for the last year. I had forgotten how much paper work is required and how much I gotta HUSTLE.

So far I’m enrolled in 2 classes. One of which is ONLINE. I love online classes. I do really well independelty.

I got my chair advisor to sign my graduation form and now I need the Grad evaluator to sign off on it before garduation date becomes offical.

The 5 Year Service

Yesterday, I received my 5 year service award from CSUN. I can’t believe I’m still here. I started off as a student worker at the Corp in CSUN when I was only 17. That is when my mom and I came to visit the campus to fill out some paperwork, she noticed a job application and talked me into filling it out which I eventually got the job.

Five years of working at the corp as a student worker and going to school with first a Business Major, then later changed to Child Development, I then decided to leave to go into my field as I continued with schooling.

I left the corp and got a job as a preschool teacher but it didn’t take me too long to find out, I hated it. A month into it, I started reapplying to jobs at CSUN and one year later, I got hired as an Assistant at the Purchasing Office on campus.

It’s been 5 years since I’ve been here and a lot has happened during those years. I got promoted a few times to now being a Buyer I, married, had a baby but still have not yet received my bachelors. It’s so ironic. That is still my goal. I was supposed to walk last year May 23, 2011 but my daughter was born May 21st. I must start the graduation application process again….

Thanks for following this crazy journey of mine.

xoxo

El