Friday, May 22, 2009
I've had a goal for myself since I attended Rachael's undergrad graduation. That goal was that I would go back to school and get my undergrad degree before I turned 30. There were a lot of things that needed to fall into place in order for me to reach that goal but God had planned it for me and I knew that he was going to provide a way through it.
The first hurdle was work. I was working two jobs, one semi full time (Overstock) and the other full time (HBC). I was brought on to the church staff full time and was told that I needed to go back to school as the church was investing in me and my future. I quit Overstock and signed up for classes at SLCC for the next semester
The second hurdle was math. I was terrified of it. I didn't think that it was possible for me to get through the required math classes to get my degree but thanks to some awesome professors, a lot of homework, and a lot of hard work, I passed each math class with an A.
The third hurdle was money. Working in ministry and putting your spouse through graduate school is very difficult and a strain on the finances. God was looking out for us here as well because right when I needed to transfer to the University of Utah, Rachael was out of school and working at IHC in a job that took the pressure off of us financially.
As of May 8, 2009 I became an alumni of the University of Utah. My degree is in Speech/Organizational Communications. I turn 30 on July 3, 2009. I screamed right up to my self imposed deadline but I made it!
My next goal?: Learning to play guitar within two years. That one is a bit more my speed and will hopefully be a lot more fun!