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Thread: Thank you!
12-20-06, 06:31 PM #1
For those of you who arenít aware, Iím an oldie trying to pull off the unthinkable. Iím trying to earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in the Human Services, Addictive Studies program. My goal is to become a substance abuse counselor. And with so many of you posting under the influence (you know who you are), I doubt I will have a difficult time finding work. Anyway, when I first started this journey I didnít see myself graduating. Why? Who knows? With the exception of my children, Iíve accomplished very little in my life as a daughter, wife, and mother. In fact, when I turned 43, I stepped back and took an honest look at my life Ė I was not pleased with what I saw. I decided I would use what time I had left in a meaningful way and put my energy toward that which truly mattered Ė helping others. This was two years ago.
No, I havenít completed my degree but Iím almost there! Yep! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is a huge step for me considering I couldnít find the tunnel to begin with. Not only can I see myself graduating in the fall of 2007, I managed to pull off the most difficult semester of all semesters! This wasnít an easy task for meÖ I had many obstacles to overcome. To make a long story short, I donít want to bore you with the details; it became so bad that, at one point, I didnít see myself returning to school in January. Talk about stressÖ this soon to be counselor thought she might need a counselor herself.
Instead, I turned to LEF! When I found myself stressed beyond belief or if I just needed a break, whatever the case, I knew I could log on to LEF and find exactly what I needed. Whether it was a good laugh or just a change of scenery, you were always there for me. I can never thank you enough. On a final note, I received my grades today. With the exception of one C (Statistics), I earned all Aís and Bís. Speaking of Statistics, Iíve learned a very important lesson this semester. DO NOT let anyone dictate the path to your future. If you do, and they abandon you, you will have no one to blame but yourself! I know because it almost happened to me. Someone I considered a best friend turned out not to be a friend at all. Thanks for being here for me and for listening! From my family (CopsRCool and Chad) to yours, hereís wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Take care!
12-20-06, 06:34 PM #2
Good for you, I never doubted you.
"Stupid should hurt."
12-20-06, 06:44 PM #3
Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.
Do not puff, shade, skew, tailor, firm up, stretch, massage,
or otherwise distort statements of fact.FBI Special Agent Coleen Rowley
12-20-06, 06:50 PM #4
It's never too late to better yourself. I'm proud of you. I wish I had the determination to go back to college.
12-20-06, 06:51 PM #5
Congratulations on everything you've already accomplished.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Merry Kazumba...whatever!No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
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12-20-06, 07:03 PM #6
Congratulations, CB2! It takes a lot to go back to school after being away for so long, particularly when you have other obligations. You've done a great job!
12-20-06, 07:09 PM #7
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12-21-06, 03:22 AM #9
Congrats!! Glad we could all be here for ya! Keep up the good work!Thereís a promise I need you to make
While Iím gone you take care of the love
And Iíll deal with the hate.
Donít worry about me; Iíll be all right
Just care for your children and sleep tight
Iíll keep you safe on my watch tonight
On My Watch Tonight - Mike Corrado
12-21-06, 03:42 AM #10
I never doubted you for a moment.
Congratulations!"My motivation is slipping, people bug me, and I'm tired of wasting my time on drivel."
- Rep. Otis Pike (D - NY)
12-22-06, 04:40 PM #11
Thanks, everyone! I'm very excited about the new semester starting in January. My classes are Social Work & Social Welfare, Group Counseling, Leadership Development, and Principles of Astronomy (how this fits into Addictive Studies, I have no clue)! Notice anything different? NO MATH! Yippee!
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