Well it has been about a month since I’ve posted something. Wow, I didn’t even realize it had been this long already. It has been a challenging few weeks for me. As I started to pick up the blogging again, I re-read some of my previous posts and it was interesting to note that I’d talked about balancing or juggling things before. Sometimes I think it would be nice if everything else could slow down or stop - or maybe we could just put it on “pause” - while we attend school, so we could just focus on our studies, right? But it turns out that life (work, family, relationships, health, etc.) with all its twists and turns just keeps on moving along, and we have to roll with it all. Prioritizing sure can be challenging sometimes!
But at Sterling, I got to find out first hand that when things get overwhelming you don’t have to figure it all out alone (even as an online student, where you might think you are a bit removed from support systems…definitely not true, by the way). Because I recently had the opportunity to learn that our instructors and counselors are really there for us – and not just offering academic advice and guidance (although they are excellent at that), but also spiritual encouragement and support. I don’t have a lot of other college experience but I do have some. and so I have an idea that this is a pretty unique experience as far as colleges go. OK, I know I’m gushing now, but seriously…I don’t know why anyone would go to college anywhere else! :-)
So I’m grateful for the blessings of my Sterling instructor, my academic and financial counselors, (you know who you are…), and for all who work to make Sterling a stellar experience for us students. And I’m really really grateful to be back in the swing of things and blogging again. See you again real soon now…
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