My name is Renee Roberts and I am an older adult returning to school. I am a mother of three and a grandmother of three. However, I certainly do not act middle-aged. I am an Administrative Assistant in a large consulting firm and work fulltime. When I am not at work or studying, several hobbies and activities fill my time. I am an active runner, practice and teach yoga to other middle-aged women, and enjoy reading and sewing. Yes, I am a very busy person and relish every minute of it!
Once I complete my Associates of Art Degree, I will transfer to a 4 year University to obtain my Bachelors degree in Business, unless I change my mind again! I have a supportive family and friends who, without their encouragement, I would not have taken on the goal of finally finishing my degree. Several of my friends have also returned to college and we find support in each other. We even have study date nights, gather frequently to review ideas, and assigned writings, our own peer review.
This will be my second semester of online classes and feel comfortable in this venue of learning. It does require more time and attention than your traditional lecture class, but I find learning this way allows me to exercise critical thinking and keeps me focused. I have to work hard and I reap the benefits of being disciplined. Needless to say, I score 13 out of 13 on the Online Readiness test.
There are times when I can feel overwhelmed with taking 3 courses and working fulltime. In my prior Writing class, the instructor was always willing to help and give direction when I became confused. I am confident that I will have the same support from Professor Stacy.
I wish all my fellow students good luck and happy learning!