I know better now and I am doing much better in class. I’m tuned in, I participate and I have genuine desire and interest to want to learn.
I did not have ambition in my first year in college. That was 30 years ago.
I wanted to take up Psychology. I tried but I didn’t survive the rigors of being on my own away from home.
I did not have the discipline to study and I had no parental support and guidance to help me through the rough stages of college life.
31 years later I am back to where I started only this time with overflowing drive and determination to get it right and to complete my mission.
It’s a certificate course in Crisis Line Counseling but it’s actually Psychology all over again.
Today, we touched on the topic of Human Development. If I had only paid attention then, maybe I’d be a better mother to my daughters and myself.
Now that I am paying more attention in class, there is time to make improvements in my motherhood skills.
I definitely have more than enough time to prepare to be a good grandmother to my grandchildren.
Sign Language Course will hopefully make me a capable interpreter for the deaf. This is a newfound discovery that I have engaged myself in.
I really like studying now and I wanted to take my counseling course a step further by counseling the deaf as well.
As I continue to work my way into late middle adulthood and eventually old age, the integrity of having finally learned late in life will triumph over the despair of any regret I may have from not having learned early in life.