I’m Ready for the Big Show!
Finished all my finals this past week and got the results back.
I am now officially qualified to call myself a Junior at San Jose State University for the Class of 2014!
I won’t lie. It’s been a series of starts and sputtering stops in my pursuit of higher education. Whether it was a detour I chose to make, such as choosing to not go on to UC Santa Cruz in 1994, and instead I took a F/T managerial position with the company I was working with at the time. Or, a detour life threw at me, such as my deployment to Iraq in 2004, which pulled me away from barely having signed up for classes at San Jose City again.
A lot of the WHY I decided to come back to school had to do with my experiences during my combat deployment. Seeing the violence and brutality that always goes hand in hand with any war, especially that which was wrought upon the general population by fellow Muslims who had a political ax to grind in the worst of ways possible. Yes, all that, combined with the extended period of time away from my loved ones, just left me a veritable hot mess of the psychological variety. I’m okay now. And, to be honest, I think that my throwing myself into the goal of completing my Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) has a lot to do with why I feel balanced and better.
So, I’ve done the orientation. I’ve met the professors from the College of Business who will be teaching my major. All the financing I’m guaranteed is guaranteed and my VA benefits are now directed at my new future alma mater, so that my bills are paid on time and in full. I’ve therefore completed all the steps required to meet the requirements. Now, I’m ready to get the rest of this show underway.
Once again, I love saying it over and over again–I AM A SPARTAN!