Personal Narrative: My College Obstacles

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College Obstacles During my senior year of high school, it never crossed my mind that at the age of twenty-six I would be going back to college. Of course, I didn't plan on life happening, either. My dream, like most high school students, was to graduate, go to college, get a decent job, then find that perfect someone and start a family. I've been able to check most of that off my list. Going back to college has been a challenge for me. Between keeping my house in order, making sure my husband and kids are loved, fed and bathed every day, making it to practices and games, teaching Sunday School and Rainbows, plus going to my on-campus classes, I find it hard to keep up with my studies sometimes. I graduated high school in 2001, just…show more content…
The list goes on. I take my 6-year old son, Travis, and my 7-year old niece, Stacie, to and from school. Travis plays sports almost year round and plays piano, so we are constantly at games, practices or rehearsals. That takes away from my schooling time. I have two other sons, Wyatt, aged three years and Austin, whom just turned a year old, at home and a husband who went back to school as well. When my husband, Sam, and Travis are at school, I take care of my younger two boys. Trying to study and do homework and watch them is a challenge as well. We couldn't afford to put them in daycare, so I changed my school schedule to be home during the day with all the kids, and Sam would be home at night with them. With a husband, three boys and school, there really isn't much time left to do anything else. When I do find that time, I love taking photos. I've been doing photography for years and years, but have been getting paid for it for a year now. Since my time is mostly consumed with my family, I don't take as many photos as I used too, so the income has gone down. It started to get harder to keep up with the bills. I figured now is as good of a time as any to go back to school and finish getting my degree. Seems as if there aren't that many jobs out there now days that don't require a degree of some

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