Dr. Suess

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Reminding Myself

As a teenager I tended to stop when things got a bit too tough. (thus the algebra fiasco).

I entered adulthood with the idea that I was a "quitter" (an idea re inforced to me by my parents)

This thought process keeps going through my mind as I prepare to go back to school. "I can't do this, I'm a quitter"
I'm having to fight these thoughts about every other minute.

It occured to me today that maybe I should make a list of things I've accomplished that I can refer back to. I've not written this out yet, so I'm going do it right here:

1) I have been married for over 20 years.
2) I have raised/almost raised two terrific boys.
3) I worked very hard to complete 418 of 450 sweat equity hours to build a house through Habitat For Humanity for my family. When political DRAMA got in the way, I carefully, and quietly, calmly stayed the battle to ensure what my family needed was kept in place. When the building finally took place (11 months after finishing my sweat equity) I put in an additional 80 hours alongside my family to help build my house!
4) I wrote and had a book published.
5) I entered Nanowrimo and wrote non fiction for the first time in 30 years and completed a 50,000 word novela in November of 2008.


  1. You can do it. You know, currently I'm tutoring undergraduate psychology students. Many of them have come back to study psychology later in life or are even studying for the first time. They are finding it daunting but they're also finding it immensely rewarding and they really make the best students because it means so much to them and they are so committed to it.

    Looking forward to following your journey (although I'm with you on the maths/stats...bug bear of most psychologists) :)

  2. You go, Pk! If you want it you can accomplish it!

    My dad's a graduate psychology professor getting ready to retire in a couple of years. It's been cool hearing about and running into his former students through the years. Quite a few of them are school counselors now.

    Oh and I'm with you in the algebra boat. That's one of the classes I've saved for last lol.