“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.”
(William Pollard, 1828-1893) via @ashfordu
My first Ashford course is complete. Wow. I am officially 60 credits through 120, and halfway to #graduation.
I’ve mapped out a path to my Bachelors of Arts in #BusinessAdministration that I hope involves graduating with #honors. It is the best way I can think to honor my personal journey in my 20’s, when I fought impossibly hard against impossible odds and failed countless times to achieve my biggest dreams.
Those repeated #failures formed the foundation for my occasional #successes today. More importantly, they developed my character, #resilience and #grit. I am who I am because I have lost more than I have won.
So when I see hard-earned grades that meet the requirements for the goals ahead, I feel a jumbled mixture of relief, #gratitude, satisfaction and pride. It’s a good feeling. I may not be able to maintain straight A’s in every course... but I’m intent on trying! These courses are the “easy” ones — the real pith of the degree lies ahead, when the 300’s and 400’s start rolling in like thunder.
Baby steps will get me there. Lean in and learn through these 100’s the skills to conquer the upper division courses, too. #Ultrarunning has prepared me well for this #college thing. My journey to finishing 100 miles on my feet started the same way... a 5K on a rainy April day pushing my infant in a borrowed stroller. Three years later I earned my first buckle. It all starts with one foot in front of the other!