today with the Blogtember Challenge, i am goign to tell you about a distinct moment when my life turned...in my case for the better:
i hit rock bottom when i was in school. no i was not in drugs, or violence or anything like that. it was academic trouble. i did not cheat or break any honor codes. i just was not getting this bio-statics class in my masters program. ahhh! i struggled with the class and felt like there was no help. in graduate school anything less than a B is failing...yes, even a B-. i now see why they say sometimes it is easier to go to medical school than it is to go through graduate school. at least in medical school you can make all C's and still be a doctor. i hit rock bottom when i made my first C in that bio-stats class and had to re-take it. the funny thing is i made A's in my other 2 classes. my GPA was still over a 3.0, but in grad school that does not matter as you have a C. well, i re-took the class again and did not pass it the second time around either so that meant i could not continue with the program at that school. i was sad, hurt, felt stupid etc. it was hard. so, i got a job to finish out my apt. lease and moved back home. i took a little mental break b/c well, at this point i needed it. and also had to find a school that would accept me. my family was really helpful with this and we had lots of talks and stragey planning and even discussion if a master's was right for me. i decided it was. it was only one class that was beating me, not all of them. so i found a school: American Military University
and finished my master's there through their online program. what a turning point that was. i not only got my Master's in Public Health finally, but i did so with flying colors, graduated Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA) with honors AND, this gal that once made a C in bio-statics made a perfect 100% (A+) in the class this time around. i think that fall of being told i could not attend the school i was at before because of that one C, really got me to shape up. also being around less distractions by being at home helped too. the major lesson i learned is...it is ok to take a break, regroup and go for your goal/dream again. there is always a way! now i know i can do anything and i have the capability of making A's no matter the course level. it is a good feeling to have back. my confidence in academics is back!!!