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Back To School: The Adult Edition

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

Tomorrow is my first day of class, and I wanted to make sure I took a moment to come on here and discuss a little about my life at this moment.

For a moment I didn't think I would be able to finish a dream that started in my teens. I've always wanted to be in business, in particular virtual-based business. In my 20's, I finally took the leap and fell short. So, when I decided to go back to finish my existing degree program and move up to a bachelor's degree, I got a little scared when admissions took their sweet time approving my re-enrollment.

It gave me less than a week until class started but I couldn't be happier that everything came together. I'm living a dream! I'm going to get those credentials that mean so much to me. I am going to finish my goals and I will succeed. After all, I have a GPA that sits over 3.5. I know I have the ability to succeed, I just need to put in the time and effort.

As I prepped for school, I was thinking of my own business.

I have had a passion for business for as long as I can remember. In High School, I wanted to be a designer. I wanted to sell my goods online. As time progressed, I stopped wanting to be a designer but I never stopped wanting to be an entrepreneur. I eventually found work that allowed me to live that dream and did it for 6 years. That passion never left me, it just got set aside. I'm ready to take it off the back burner, and that is why I have Angela Shupe Freelance Services (working on becoming an LLC actually).

I've grown over the years. I was lucky enough to be my own inspiration, looking back on how I found my first client in 2006 and grew my business during that time. Today I sit here following that dream once again and realizing that sometimes I just have to live the life I love while continuing to be a productive member of society. At some point, I would love to give someone a leg up like Dane did for me, once I am in a place to do so effectively.

This mature college student is ready for what the educational process has to throw at her. I am ready to get the degrees that suit my abilities.

I'm going back to school through the University of Phoenix. I started at that school and I wish to finish my degree there. After all, my reality is that their format is much easier on me than an in-person-style education. I'm self-motivated and work best on my own schedule. I am most effective in that manner. Why wouldn't I want to give myself the best start possible by letting my education meet my needs?

Tomorrow I will log into my Business Communications course, and I will give it 110%. I have an end goal and I know what I need to complete that dream.

Welcome back, Angela.

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