Summer has officially come to an end, and now it is time to start thinking about the new and upcoming school semester I have in front of me. I have recently graduated from Texas A&M University with my Bachelors in Health, and now I am going to start my Master’s program at West Coast University.
During my four years at Texas A&M I couldn’t wait for the day I finally got to graduate, but now that day has come and gone. I am so sad not to be a part of the campus life anymore. Though the past four years were hard, they were also very fun and exciting. I got to find out who I really was, learn to be on my own (even though I probably called my mom for advice at least once a day), and learned tons of new things. I have made so many memories and friends that will never be forgotten and will always be missed.
Although I am sad to let go of my past four years, I am moving on to another adventure. I start my master’s program September 4th and I feel like a kindergartener who doesn’t want their mom to drop them off on the first day of school. I really don’t know what to expect, especially since this program is all online, and now that I need to work full time while attending school. I have taken online courses before, but having my whole graduate career solely online scares me. I will have to be self-dedicated to get things accomplished correctly and on time. On top of that, I am having to work two jobs to help pay for this master’s program. Therefore, I am really going to have to learn to increase my time management skills to make sure I will not only do good in school while making money to pay for school, but also making sure I am taking care of myself as well by eating right, getting enough sleep, and staying physically active.
What inspires me the most to get past all these scary insecurities I have about starting this new adventure is the survivor stories I read here at BCCA. I read about women who not only are battling breast cancer, but also are working a full-time job, taking care of their family, attending school, and going through treatment. These women are so strong, and sometimes it takes life events to show us that. I cannot wait to start my new adventure, and prove to myself that I can do anything if I put my mind to it. Though it will be hard, it will be worth it in the end.