I decided to go back to school in the fall of 2008 after not being happy with my current job and financial status. I have obtained my Associates degree in May 2002 in Commercial Arts. After graduation, I had trouble obtaining a job in that field. For years, I was going from one job to another unfilled, and I was not satisfied with unstableness.
I decided to go back to school to for either “International business” or “Psychology”. I weighed the pros and cons of both professions and Psychology won. I like helping my friends and family, when they were going through situations in their life by giving them sound advice and being honest with them. I felt I would be an excellent Psychologist because of my advice and selflessness. Also, I was interested in “the mind” and why people do things (i.e. negative or positive).
I was searching for online schools because of my work schedule at my current job would not allow me to attend a classroom. I was nervous about starting online classes because I heard mixed (good and bad) stories from other friends who were I taking online classes. I decided to do it anyway to experience something different. Also, through my search, I wanted to find an online school that was affordable and accredited. Through my search, I discovered Walden University. The online college is specially for working adults who want to obtain Bachelors degree or higher. The process of getting accepted into the school was easy (i.e. writing an essay on why I wanted to attend their school, transferring my previous credits, etc.). My school enrollment advisor was very helpful and helped my every step of the way! After the enrollment process, they accepted my application and I all of my credits from my preceding school!
I am currently enrolled in the Bachelors program for Psychology (Preparation for Graduate studies), and I am paying for college via financial-aid loans (subsidized and un-subsidized ) and grants. This experience has been interesting and yet trying as sometimes it was difficult to balance work, school and home life. I learned a lot about Psychology and myself. For example, I like writing about current events, relationships and traveling. I thought my English composition was mediocre, but after taking a few classes at Walden University, I strength my English composition and it made me feel enough confident to start writing professional and I am currently a freelance writer. Currently, I am only three classes away from obtaining my Bachelors in Psychology! It was one of the best decisions I made in my life.