Past, Present, and Future Paper
"My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's
doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can
be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the
key to my destiny." Elaine Maxwell
Prior to becoming a University of Phoenix online student my personal and professional life was just a hectic day to day existence. My home life consisted of taking care of my disabled sister, my dad, and working with my son to ensure that he had my support in his endeavors to become the young man he is today. Work was at a point where I was going in, doing my job, and going home. I felt very stagnant in both my personal and professional life.
I had wanted to continue my education but allowed my three greatest enemies to put a hold on my dreams. My three greatest enemies were me, myself, and I. Me was always telling myself that I did not have the time to worry about my future at this time. I felt the need to concentrate on getting my sister and dad on their roads to recovery and to be here for my son whom was having difficulties in his young life. My life needed to be on hold until I could help my family with theirs. Just go to work and whenever I was not working I was at my family's beck and call.
Then one day a counselor came to work from University of Phoenix. I took and break and went to his seminar. This day was the beginning of a new life for me. I decided to go for it and at least give it a try. I...