Becoming a mom at a young age put a slight damper on my college dreams and then the years just started slipping by. I felt like I would never be able to return to school. Finally, in early 2010 I decided to go back and finish the last two years of my undergraduate degree. Two months after applying and being accepted, I found out we were expecting a baby in January of 2011. Hmmm, that put a little bit of a kink in my school plans, but I stuck with it anyway...and I am so thankful that I did! Getting that diploma this last Sunday was such an incredible sense of accomplishment, I am SO proud! Being a mom of three little kids and going to school was not easy. I lost quite a bit of sleep, was pretty crabby at times, and usually pretty stressed out. I am very lucky to have such great support from my family, especially my husband. Without their help I wouldn't have managed to get a 3.93, write an honors thesis, and complete two research studies! I have learned SO much since I started and I so thankful for the opportunity that I was given. Who knows? Maybe I'll even go back for a PhD!