Going Back to School

Going Back To School

Samantha E. Morrison-Jimenez


Kathy Conner

May 9, 2011

Going Back To School

As an eighteen year old girl, graduating from high school, I was ready to take on the world.   I was attending Ball State University, majoring in Legal Assistance, I was ready to go.   I graduated from Ball State and worked as a legal assistant for eight (8) years.   Then reality hit and the attorney’s I worked for dissolved their partner ship and I was out of a job that I loved.   What was I going to do now that I didn’t have the job I loved?
      I worked several different jobs, none that I really loved, like being a legal assistant.   One day I was speaking with my best friend about my current job as a purchasing assistant, and she said, “Why don’t you go back to school?”   It made me really think about what I wanted to do the rest of my life, since I couldn’t do a job I loved unless I moved away.   So, I applied to Ashford University and was accepted.   I guess I didn’t believe I was accepted so fast and now I am starting classes.   In my mind I wonder, “Can I really go to school and work full-time?”   Being an adult returning to school will be a challenge, but like most other people in our society today returning to school as adults, it is possible to succeed.
      When I was accepted to Ashford University, I was apprehensive if I could really be successful and complete my degree.   In the past few weeks, I have realized that I can do it, but I have to be extremely organized.
I have to make sure that all of my assignments are completed prior to the due date and the best that I can do.   I have to prepare ahead of time for my written assignments.   I am restructuring my life so that while I am in school, all of my other obligations are taken care of effectively.   I don’t want to let anyone down while I am pursuing my degree.
I know that as I continue my degree that my classes will be harder and more in depth, but I am ready for the challenge.   I...