Follow me on my journey to earning a teaching degree at WGU Indiana. I'm not your typical young student! I am beginning my journey at the age of 42, with 4 children and working hard to achieve my dream. I began my quest for education at WGU on October 1st, 2010.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Next Semester

I decided to take my math test next semester after all. I figured it would give me a little more time to study, and feel more confident come test time. It was a bit of a disappointment, but life will go on. My new semester starts April 1st. I suppose in some odd way that is fitting. The last semester started the day before my 42nd birthday, and now my new semester is beginning on April Fools Day. I really hope there is no hidden message in that. Hopefully it is not fate telling me how old and crazy I am.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The second time around

My father once told me, "I passed Algebra with straight A's, the second time around." That sentence definitely spoke to me today!

I have been battling my Mathematics course for awhile now. Working through the homework and test sections I have felt a bit out of sync. Now I took a math course last year and breezed right through it, this time though it has felt like running up a hill on a treadmill. Well today that all changed. While I worked through the course for a second time to review, the proverbial light bulb kicked on. Geometry, algebra, functions and more all lit up like a neon sign in Vegas. There was no mistaking the formulas for me today. It all fell into place, and I understood it all. I am so happy, and hoping that tomorrow the light continues to shine bright. I just might make the final test after all this month! Thanks Dad for reminding me that sometimes it takes a second look for things to make sense, and to get it right.