Earning My Confidence

By Bridget Barlow

 Bridget Barlow

At first, I was offered two major options when it came to picking my Lamar University online program: eight weeks or fifteen weeks each term. My advisor shared that I could take as many courses as I wanted, but two every eight or fifteen weeks was recommended for starting out. Right away, I knew I wanted to take the eight week path because it was the quickest one to my main goal: graduation! That being said, two courses still seemed like a pretty light load, but my advisor assured me it was the best “beginner” option.

Let me go ahead and clarify that two courses every eight weeks was definitely not a walk in the park. I usually had at least three assignments each class each week, totaling a whopping six assignments to complete in a matter of days. The first semester was overwhelming, and I even considered switching to the fifteen week program. However, I chose to believe in myself instead and that has made all the difference. As the eight week terms continued, I learned how to prioritize my time between school and my personal life. In fact, I just signed up to take three courses each eight weeks this fall! Yes, it may be only one more class a term, but it’s a great confidence booster to know that I’m already a stronger student than I was a year ago. I can only get better from here!

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