It has not been easy to become a college student, since the last time I actually went to school was about twenty-one years ago. I believe that I have become a better student since I started in August. Studying requires dedication and will power. Reading things that may not be exactly what I would usually read can be difficult. As a single mother trying to fit everything in a day has definitely been challenging! Making time to study, read, and write takes planning, but I have discovered that I do have what it takes to succeed at being a good student. Therefore being a good example for my children. I know that acquiring my degree will help in obtaining my career goals.