MY LIFE STORY
My name is T'Erika Lakeishia Rucker, I am a 27 year old mother of one and a new baby
on the way. I never thought I would be enrolled in college let alone writing a essy about
returning to school.. My goal was to go to college straight from high school but things don't
always go as planned. But having children makes you look at life a little differently. Not wanting
my children to have to experiance what I went I decided it was time for a career change, and I
decided to go back to school In this essay you will understand how things have turned out the
way they have for me.
When I first decided to attend Ashford, I never considered how much change it would affect my lifestlye. My first course
was kind easy in the beginnig, but after the third week when my job started switching my schedule to flexible shifts, it became hard.
Having to work until maybe 4pm or 1am and my off days may not be until the Thursday or Monday that the work is due became
challenging. It was hetic then on top of it I came down with Pnuemonia. Believe it or not, I could not get extensions with my
assignments and I could not figure out why.
On top of that we have our very playful, don't want to be still, just learning to walk one year old son. He is a job all by
himself. You can not take your eyes off him not even for a second he just has so much energy. Sometimes it's all his energy that
keeps me going so that I could be able to do my work. So along with everything that's going on in our lives we find out that I'm having
a baby june 09. Now that's a dramatic change right in the middle of things....