Since starting back to school I have taken some interesting classes and some not so interesting classes. The most difficult classes I've taken so far and without a doubt Accounting I and Accounting II. That being said, I've gotten all A's or A-'s and currently have a 3.72 GPA. It is difficult to focus on class sometimes when my kids are fighting or the television is on or the kids are laughing at the videos they are watching on YouTube or I'm thinking of the list of things I still need to clean. Also, I take my classes online so I have to be very structured and disciplined or I would never get my work done with all the distractions. Sometimes I just want to curl up in a ball and cry and other times I just want to laugh due to exhaustion but
I'm 18 classes away from graduating and I can see the light. My next step is going to be to find scholarships I can apply for since my student loan debt is going up and up with every semester I continue my education. It's a bit frustrating wanting to make a better life for my family but then I'm going to be graduating with an enormous amount of debt. I can truly understand why many people choose not to go back to school. Even though I will have a huge amount of debt when I graduate, I will not quit! I will graduate and I will earn my degree with HONORS.
So, are you a Non-Traditional student or would you ever go back to school to earn your degree? What advice would you give someone that is thinking of going
back to school after a long break away from school?