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      Encyclopedia of My Ordinary Life - Education

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      Registered: March 2006
      Posts: 634
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      I have been working on this album on and off for three years. I decided to upload the layouts using Shabby Princess kits.

      Journaling reads: I believe that education is so much more than what you glean from a classroom. Life and work experiences educate us in ways a classroom cannot. Although my parents fully expected me to go to college, I married Mike instead the summer after high school graduation. While he was in Vietnam, I took my first college classes beginning in 1967 and graduated from college 22 years later just 10 days before I turned 40. Iíve always told people, ďI am a slow-learner.Ē I was a stay-at-home mom during many of those years as we moved from one military post to another. I donít know how many times I started college and then stopped going, becoming frustrated juggling school, studying, keeping up with the social obligations of an officerís wife, and raising four children while we moved from one military post to another. I have transcripts from at least five different colleges. But, finally, while working full time for the State of Texas, I discovered there were doors closed to me without a college degree. It wasnít that I didnít have the abilities for specific positions; it was that I didnít have the piece of paper. So, while I worked full-time, I went back to school for the final stretch. I attended for 2 Ĺ years part-time to complete my bachelorís degree in business administration with a 3.9 GPA, graduating with highest honors. I was thrilled to have it done, and I swore it was the end of formal education for me. My only regret was that my mother passed away before I started the final journey to my degree and my father passed away before I graduated. So, neither of them lived to see either of their children graduate from college.
      Date: Wed August 25, 2010 ∑ Views: 406

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      Keywords: Encyclopedia of My Ordinary Life - Education
      Layout Credits: Kit-Shabby Princess Island Chic;
      Fonts Used: Brush Script and Times New Roman

  1. Wed August 25, 2010 4:25am
    1. mariquita

      former Shabby Artist :o)

      Registered: October 2006
      Location: TucumŠn, Argentina
      Posts: 935

      Another stunning page of your encyclopedia . This particular page is so special . So nostalgic...I'm sure your parents were very proud of you and they knew how smart you were and that you were going to finish your studies . Good for you!!!! I have 3 kids and I know how hard it is to get anything done LOL. You are amazing
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  1. Wed August 25, 2010 3:54pm
    1. annamarieje

      former Shabby Artist :o)

      Registered: May 2010
      Location: Utah
      Posts: 2,597

      WONDERFUL!!! This will be a cherished heirloom!!!
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  1. Fri August 27, 2010 1:39am
    1. kylie-j

      Blog & Team Director

      Registered: May 2010
      Location: Melbourne, Australia
      Posts: 4,283

      With this new page I especially love your first sentence - you are so right!!! And the little to do list is very cute!! Love the blocks of island chic papers - they look great! And most importantly, CONGRATULATIONS on persevering and getting that little piece of paper! Such an achievement!

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