As a new student you will encounter obstacles that have to be dealt with on a daily basis.
Anything from transportation and childcare to teachers and financial aid. These may be some of the obstacles you might face.
It is true that some people return to school to better their lives by getting the education they need to advance at their present job or get a better job somewhere else. There are also people are just beginning their college education. Sasha Davis a fellow student and mother of a six year old daughter and a two year old son told me when she first began college she faced obstacles of her own. She told about a couple of the obstacles she faced, such as finding time to spend with her children and finding time to do her homework. She solved the problem by organizing her time first spending time with her children before dinner and eating dinner together then getting them ready for bed. She then starts her homework. As you continue in college your obstacles will more than likely change. Sasha’s obstacles have changes in her second year, Her biggest obstacle now is making it to class on time four days a week, she has to go to classes on two different campuses. She dealt with this by learning which route is the most convenient for her to get from campus to campus. There are different obstacles that people young and old have to face when they decide to start or return to school, such as not having the finances to start or finish school. Some don’t have the determination to succeed. Others put forth the effort and in the end most succeed. Be the person who succeeds. Encourage yourself daily. Say to yourself ‘I believe I can do this!’
A new student must want to be here. Choose your priorities so they work for you.
I try to arrange as much as I can to simplify my daily activities. This is my first time going back to school in twenty five years. A few years ago I decided to return to school, but did not finish. From the...