A look back at 2011

This year has been an interesting one for our family.  It's been a year of a lot of changes and I feel like I have accomplished a lot this year.  Let's start from the beginning.Last January, I wanted to run a 5K race.  I began training with the Couch to 5K training routine and was determined to [...]

"I’d like to thank the academy….."

OK, not really, but I would like to thank my friends and family for their support in this endeavor this semester. I am officially done with my first semester back to college.  I took my last exam today and while I know I have a long way to go in getting my degree, the first [...]


Making progress when trying to achieve a goal that has always seemed elusive feels so great. Getting my college degree was always that elusive goal, but then last spring I surprised myself and my husband by boldly declaring it was time to just go back and get it. Next Monday, my first semester will be [...]

If she could see me now…..

As I was walking through campus today, I was thinking of how this college experience is truly different than my previous experience.  I recalled being about 19-20 years old.  My grades were awful and because I had decided to stop being a French major (a major that was eventually dropped at the school),  I was [...]