Welcome to my blog.
This is my first semester at Granite State College and I am looking forward to sharing my experiences (both in college and outside interests) with all of you.
Most of my adult life was spent working in the computer industry, which I found incredibly interesting, but when I was offered an opportunity to continue my education full-time, I jumped at the chance. I received my AS degree in Paralegal Studies at Nashua Community College (an incredible program) in May 2009 and continued another year of studies with courses geared towards the Human Services program (great professors) and the Peace and Social Justice Studies program (another phenomenal program). One of the greatest benefits I received from NCC was in the area of community service. It was my first experience with helping in the community and I spent hundreds of hours doing something that I found I really enjoyed and I can't say enough about Nashua Community College, the staff, administrators, and fellow students.
Though I probably could have stayed "forever," I knew that it was time to go on to the next level in my education and pursue my bachelor's degree. I found during my time at NCC that I also enjoyed subjects such as psychology, sociology, and peace education. A behavioral science degree seemed to be exactly what I wanted. My adviser at NCC suggested that I look into Granite State College. She provided me the name of her contact at GSC at the Manchester New Hampshire College and well... here I am, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science!
At 45 years old, was I bit nervous about going back to school? Certainly. It had been quite some time since I had been in a classroom, but I was driven by the thought of "if not now, when?" And I set about getting all I could out of the experiences and going back to school has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. There are no regrets!
I am now 48 years old and I am looking forward to being here and I am already thinking about how I can take my love of community service and share it with my classmates at Granite State College. Of course, being able to receive my degree in May 2011 is a pretty good "plus" too!
Until next time...