Ugh… yard work. Well, I suppose I shouldn’t complain considering I haven’t given it much effort at all this summer. Heat waves or no heat waves… the lawn and weeds just seem to appear out of nowhere and grow exponentially. Perhaps some of you can relate. This past weekend I had a few too many thoughts going on in my head and very little frustrates me more than not being able to see clear solutions. What is a woman to do? I weed-whacked. Ahhhh, weed whacking… right up there with shredding paper in a shredding machine. Something about doing those two things seems to help me relax a bit. …but I digress. Anyhow… I actually got quite a bit done around the patio and walkways. It looks pretty good really. Once I had gotten the patio done, I had such great results, that I moved on to the walkway and then to another. The progress I made and the results that I saw motivated me to continue. I’ll probably finish up the other walkway today, because of the good feelings that I have had so far.
So what does this have to do with my education and Granite State College? How long did I put off continuing my education? Too long. Of course, the reasons were many… not enough time, how much out of my day will this take, how much studying will I need to do. It’s no wonder that I took so long to pursue my degree, but once I started, taking just one step at a time, rather than living too much into the future, I saw the progress unfolding. Originally, when I was pursuing an associate’s degree, I thought “two years?! It will take forever!” No, not forever… two years is two years and and the benefits that I got out of learning from others and pursuing an area that I enjoyed made those two years just fly by. Just a few classes at a time gave me such good feelings to continue. Two years (or four years) are going to pass by no matter what. The question that I had to ask myself was whether after two years, did I want to be talking about my completed degree or did I want to still be talking about how long it would take to do it? Either way, two years was going to pass by. How was I going to choose to spend it? I’m so glad I chose to pursue my degree!