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September 22nd, 2008

What a week it’s been. Monday started off with the usual Math homework in the morning followed by my computer programming class from 2 – 4p.m.  These are two subjects that are going to be extremely challenging this semester.  I also made it to office hours with my computer class instructor which was a real benefit. A little extra guidance will sure help with my being successful in this class. Most generally through the week I don’t take a lot of time for myself so my usual morning ritual at Fitness U.S.A. helps with keeping a handle on my stress level. One of these days I also hope to begin at least a minimal workout routine to  assist me in my ongoing weight loss goal.

Tuesday always starts off with getting up at 5:30a.m. get some quick breakfast, some Java and I’m out the door by 6:00. My routine time at fitness is to just swim, whirlpool and shower, because I really like to be at school by 7:00 or shortly after . This is in large part because an 8:00 a.m. morning math class is very challenging to say the least. I also have my SDEV 121: Exploring your Potential class from  4:00 – 6:00p.m. on Tuesdays. This class brings a welcome relief from pounding the math books all day. I’ve truly enjoyed the SDEV courses that I’ve taken up to this point because of the Instructor as well as the actual material involved. Honestly said, “It’s been beneficial in my overall success during this academic journey.” I would highly recommend these classes, as well as the TRiO program to any student looking for support during his/her academic journey.

This part brings me to my definition of journey. It’s been incredible. It has always been filled with challenges and amongst those challenges are many accomplishments and also many bumps and bruises. But that’s the real part of the journey, to experience some of those falls and to be able to just get back up, dust yourself off and start over again. That being said, with all the academic support available here at the college your chances for success are always increasing.

If you’ve been able to read between the lines a little, I think you’ll see that yes, this week has brought my share of accomplishments as well as a few bumps and bruises.

Jeffrey D.

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