Balancing your professional life and school life can be a challenging task when going back to college as an adult. Learning how to effectively balance these lives is one of the biggest difficulties to overcome. Watch Michelle discuss her transition back to college to earn her online social sciences degree.
“I would say the biggest difficult that I ever overcame was learning how to compartmentalize properly, keeping my private, my personal life schedule and all of its business and responsibilities in that compartment and then being able to move to my professional life effectively, and being able to be present in that compartment and then going back to my scholastics, and sometimes there would be three courses, and each one of those courses had different topics as well. And so for me to be able to jump from hat to hat to hat was difficult in the beginning. I would say the biggest difficulty that I ever overcame was to be present and focused in each compartment.”