Personal Narrative: Returning To School

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Returning to School A year ago I never would have imagined that I would be back in school. It was something I had wanted to do, but I had continued putting it off. It was never the right time, or I could not figure out how to manage everything, or even how I was going to pay for it. Lately, I have been going through a lot of personal changes that has made me also want to better my place in life. Deciding to continue my education, I felt, was the best way to do this. So a few months ago, after finding myself divorced, I decided now was as good of a time as any. When I woke up on the day that my husband and I decided to get a divorce it seemed as if it would be a day like any other. He was not home when I got out of bed, as was usual…show more content…
They got divorced when I was less than a year old. I had never before looked into my past to find the answers to who I was now and how to change it. This was my fresh start and I knew in order to truly fix myself and become successful in my life I would have to confront my issues. Even if they could not be fixed, I needed to be aware of them. I began working on my communication with my friends and family, and trying to make myself stop not letting me feel things. Ever since I was a child, I would hide my feelings and as an adult I had outwardly become a robot. I still am working very hard on my inner changes though some days I wonder if I can or even should change. Progress has never seemed so huge and yet so slow all at the same time. My final decision of all my changes was that I would return to school and get my doctorate in psychology. The path that I have chosen I know will not be an easy one, no one grows up saying, “When I am 30, I want to be a single mother and full time student.” But I do know that it will be the most gratifying journey of my life. Through all the personal changes I have made in these last few months going back to school will be one of the most satisfying for me in bettering myself. It is definitely a change that I will be taking full advantage of because at the end of the day this is the dream that I cannot let myself let

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