On my educational journey, I have encountered several situations with teachers relating to my classes, some good and some bad; I plan to post them at various times, later. I wanted to post my first encounter failing a class because life and success does continue after a disappointing situation such as this.
When I started college, English was not a strong subject for me, and I had to work extra hard to bring myself to the college level and then work just as hard to maintain that level. After asking to be placed in a remedial English class, I was now in my first English college course…I was excited! It was a difficult course, and I was having a hard time keeping up. Well, at the end I failed. I tried really hard to pass and the failing was only by three points. The teacher spoke of how I had worked so hard…I wanted her to give me those points, but she did what was best for me and to this day, Ms. Shelby is one of my favorite teachers still. That summer, I took that same course with the same teacher and passed…I cried but I made it through.
College is not the place for people that wish to give up or who are not committed to finishing. I started in 2002 and finished in 2015 with three degrees and student loan debt “out the door.” I obtained an Associate’s in business, Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Education. I did it while raising my two sons, who are now attending college; I drove two hours away from home, every day, for over three years; I went through a divorce; I had two operations; got married to the man of my dreams; moved twice; started a business while working several part-time positions including being promoted to manager and assistant manager and that is only the major events. Now any of these events could have caused me to give up; but by the grace of God, I did not!!!