Life while I was in school was rough because as a single parent I was trying to balance a full-time job while going to school part-time in the evening. There were times when I was so overwhelmed I just wanted to quit, give up, and walk away! However, I stuck to it and pushed myself because I wasn't going to let anything stand in my way of getting my degree and setting an example for my son. I am grateful for the support system I had behind me- not only my family and friends, but the teachers and staff at Northwestern College who helped me along the way. Without them, I would not have made it to this point and for them I am so grateful!