In the last post I talked about my choice when I was younger to forgo college; to instead try to find the thing in life that would inspire my passion. I was less than enthusiastic about having to suddenly decide on a career and spend substantial money on a degree program that I could wind up settling for in the end. I would rather really discover my true path in life before I committed my education and my money. So that’s what I did. I chose work over college and after bouncing around for some time I finally found my place in the world – in nonprofit.
In nonprofit I was happy, I was myself, and I was home. It didn’t take long to decide that I wanted to pursue nonprofit management in terms of my formal education. But here was the dilemma. In order to go to school would I have to give up my job? The answer, ultimately, was absolutely not. Online learning offered the perfect way to pursue nonprofit management and still keep my job.
The nonprofit management online degree program was the answer to everything that I needed. It would give me the opportunity to do all of my schoolwork online where I could complete assignments, reading, even submit projects, and take exams. This was all on my own terms – in the time during which I was free from work and other responsibilities. This was not to say it was going to be easy in any regard; it would still be a lot of work to juggle. But at least I knew that with online degree programs I would have the option to juggle both instead of having to choose.
My nonprofit management online degree program begins soon and I couldn’t be more excited to start. I finally feel comfortable in my own skin and ready to go after what I want.