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Back to School: Finishing Up a College Degree Years Later

During my pursuit of a college degree, I’d withdrawn from school twice: first to serve a full-time mission; then to start a family. When I got married in my senior year and left school, I didn't know how long it would be before I’d be able to return and finish my degree. In fact, as time progressed and my family grew and the responsibilities of a stay-at-home mother became extremely overwhelming, I started to doubt if I’d ever be able to return to school at all. As years went by, I grew to be comfortable with the fact that I “almost” graduated from college.

One day while waiting outside of my bishop’s office for an interview, I accidentally caught a glance at a flyer on the bulletin board with a quote from President Uchtdorf that reads, “For members of the Church, education is not merely a good idea––It’s a commandment.” It suddenly became clear to me at the moment that with all my children now in school and I had more free time to myself, there wasn't a better time to finish my degree than this. Besides, with numerous schools offering online courses today, it’s convenient to work toward a degree anytime, anywhere.

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