In the last post I talked about the truly horrible experience of losing my very best friend to cancer at the age of 40. She was such a lover of life that she was almost our hub of energy and when she passed away it was like a light went out for good. I could have very easily wallowed in my grief for years to come but instead I chose to honor her life by stepping outside my comfort zone and taking some of her lessons to heart. She was never one to sit around waiting for things to happen; if she wanted something she went after it completely and totally. This was what motivated me to change the way in which I saw the world, change my behavior, and go after what I wanted now instead of later.
Part of what I did during this time was throwing myself into finding more information about returning to school – something that I had long wanted to do. I had always wanted to go back and get my MBA but I couldn’t figure out a way that I would be able to make it all work. So I took a page from my friend’s book and I committed myself to finding a way no matter what. I didn’t have to do much research before I found the information I was looking for – the online MBA program. An online MBA program would allow me to juggle my job, my family, and the responsibilities of school because I would be able to do all of my school work and attend all of my lessons from home.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn how much was available in the online programs out there. The online MBA program was not the only thing available – there was the online IT degree program, nonprofit management program, online business degree program, and much, much more.