Returning to School Essay
ENG 121 English Composition I
Prof. Matthew Bamberg
November 1, 2012
Returning to school was a big decision for me, although it was a rather hasty one. I have wanted to return for many years to seek an actual degree; however I just didn’t have the motivation. Being turned down for a promotion gave me the motivation I needed. There are obstacles and lifestyle changes for anyone returning to school. The issue is how you handle them and looking toward the benefits of finishing school. Obstacles and lifestyle changes are hard to make when returning to school, but the benefits are so rewarding.
I went to a local state college for a year and a half straight out of high school. It was not very successful …show more content…
When I made the quick decision to return to school I was not thinking about all of the obstacles and lifestyle changes I would have to face. So I am now dealing with those as they come. My lifestyle is very busy. I have a very stressful and full-time job, and two young boys. My oldest son plays travel baseball, football, and basketball. We are on the go all the time. I teach a class at my church on Wednesday nights, and I am very active and involved in our youth group.
Since I have returned to school I have had to learn time management skills and how to prioritize. I use the skills daily at work, but using them in my everyday events is so much different. Lifestyle changes can be a good change if you allow them to be. I have had to create a schedule and routine, not only create but follow. I have never been a schedule and routine type. I am a very sporadic person. Returning to school has forced me to follow a schedule and routine. That type of lifestyle change is actually a very good one, it’s just going to take me some time to get it flowing the way it should. In the short amount of time I have been using it I have become more organized, less forgetful, and not as stressed and tired. I am very excited about this change in my life.
My classes’ being online helps a lot with my busy lifestyle, although it could be