It's official: I am burnt out. I want to be done with college. I don't want to write any more essays. I just want to work and take care of my family. It took a decade, but it finally happened. Does this sound familiar? If so, I have a few pieces of advice that I … Continue reading Burnout: What to do when it happens
When I began my journey through education I put very little stock in the outcome. The certificate that said I would be a good secretary cost me $46 a unit multiplied by about 12. That is about the same value I placed upon myself. I didn't have plans to go far. I didn't even consider transferring to a four year institution. What good would it do? I had no passion, no drive, nothing. I wasn't "college material." To top it off, I felt that there was no value in a degree -- associate, bachelor, masters, and beyond.
Hey Mamas! I recently wrote a blog post for Pearson Students that talks about my commencement experience, including the most important words I heard during the ceremony! Please visit the link (it's safe, I promise -- I am the editor of the blog!) and check out why I think it's important for each and every … Continue reading Blog Repost: The Most Important Words I Heard at Commencement
My Name is Charlene and I recently became a single mother of three. When I graduated from high school I was 18 years old and newly married. I met my husband when I was 16 years old and knew he was what I wanted. I also wanted to be a Nurse Practitioner and deliver babies. I’ve … Continue reading Believe, Achieve, Succeed, then Walk: Charlene’s College Success Story