When I returned to college, I was a grandmother. One day, I left a difficult class feeling so defeated and beaten down. I began to ask myself why I thought I could possibly go back to college at my age!!! I sat down in the cafeteria at school and I noticed a mural on the wall of former students at their graduating ceremony. I saw people of all ages, sizes, and ethnics. I saw a girI in a wheelchair! I asked myself, what do they have that I don't? I told myself that I was made of the same stuff they were and if they could do it, surely I could too. That realization was life changing for me!!!
I share this story with my students to encourage them.