What Life Experiences Led Me To CCU Analysis

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What Life Experiences Led Me to CCU
Author and writer BJ Neblett said, “We are the sum total of our experiences.1” This quote accurately describes the way I feel about previous events from my life, and why I ended up attending Colorado Christian University for an Associates’ Degree, with hopes of working in
Counseling or Social Working. I can recall all of those key moments, starting from the age of 6, that have eventually led me to take this next step. Each experience has stemmed from a previous one, like branches on a tree, one building off the other. While each is important to me, it’s probably better to start with the more recent aspects of my life that brought me to CCU and that would be my son.
July 19, 2011 I gave birth to my first child.
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On January 2, 2013 my second child was born. A wonderfully healthy, amazing baby boy who would also change my life forever. Holding my newborn son for the first time both thrilled and terrified me. Up until that moment I hadn’t fully allowed myself to believe that this day would end differently than last time. When that realization hit, I knew that I had some difficult decisions I needed to make. Most importantly, I understood this precious child was completely dependent on me and I couldn’t fail him.
Although I was ready for this change my ex, unfortunately, was not. I decided to move back home and he chose to sign an agreement to give up all contact with myself and my son in exchange for not having to pay child support. In the beginning I couldn’t understand how anyone could willingly give up their own child, and 14 years of our relationship, without even trying to change. Ultimately this was a blessing in disguise. I have spent the past 3 ½ years rebuilding
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I have spent countless hours anxiously worrying if I’m being a good enough Mother for my son. If the choices I make are not only right but in his best interest. I knew I needed to do more, only I wasn’t sure what, or even how or where to start. Until one day I heard of a scholarship opportunity through KLOVE radio to attend CCU and God showed me His answer to my prayer.
So now, here I am. A single Mom, with 37 years of good and bad decisions leading me to this moment. Finally testing and pushing myself to be more so I can give my son the life he deserves. Finally working towards a degree that I pray will someday help someone else. Help
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