Back to School

Friday, August 26, 2016

School year is upon us.... Many of you didn't know but after years of constant procrastination and dropping in and out of college, I took a leap of faith and decided that the best decision for my child future and I, was to go back to college, and this time stick to it.

 I've always had a longtime dream of becoming a nurse and expand my horizons in the healthcare field. I'd always loved nursing, the healthcare field, and caring for people. Back in summer of 2015 I applied to my local Community college and got accepted, I started college doing the pre-requisites for nursing in September 2015. This was by far one of the best decisions I'd ever made. Currently I am going on my third semester and with an 3.4 GPA which is pretty amazing for a person who before dropped in and out of college two times. This time around I'm beyond focus and very determine to continue in this path of bettering myself, my life, and providing a better future for my child. But, most importantly setting an example to my 8 year old that even though life has many ups and downs, it is never late to get up and continue the path you're eager to achieve. 

"She turned her cant's into cans, and her dreams into plans."

Since I know I'm not the only one with school around the corner, I have a few tips to help prepare for the upcoming school year, it doesn't matter whether you're a college person, a single parent going to college or just your child who will be back to school; these tips will fit perfectly anyone.


1. Buy Early- I can't emphasize this enough, buying things ahead of times can surely relieve ton of stress than buying things at last minute. For example: Uniforms for your children, or the materials for schools (next thing you know you will be at Walmart at last minute and everything is GONE) Trust me it has happened to me before. 

2. Agenda- Start prioritizing things, start organizing yourself with an agenda or any notebook and write things down of what you need to do. It can even be google calendar, iPhone, Smartphones, Ipads. Absolutely anything that can keep you on track and up to date.

3. Develop a sleeping pattern- Yup, we've all been there summer nights and partying or just letting the children sleep until midnight, but developing a sleeping schedule specially for your children is crucial. Start at least 2-3 weeks before school start.

4. Books - LORD! why does books have to be so expensive?! I've made the mistake of buying super expensive books for the past two semesters, and this time around I learned my lesson. I either rent them at my college bookstore or find books at Amazon  or Barnesandnoble that have books to rent. There are other alternatives to buy books, just check out your college to find out what options they have or take the route of amazon.

5. STAY POSITIVE - As parents, college students, even children we tend to stress so much about school, homework, making friends etc.. Not knowing that this is an adventure and we have to make the best out of it. If your children are scared about the upcoming school year, just talk to them and let them know that is okay to be a little scare. Even us parents or college students can be a little scared for the upcoming year. But, positive thoughts can lead to positive outcomes. Don't stress about it, just be positive and encourage yourself or your child to be the best then can be.  

Hope you all have an amazing school year!!

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