Julie Scribner - Obstacles

“The biggest obstacles I faced when pursuing my online degree were just things that were going on at home or at work during the week. My very first class, in my very first week at Norwich Online, my son was graduating from college in another state. I had a lot of other things going on, and to be able to keep up with my studies was really important. There were a couple of times I had to go out of state for training for a week, and I had to be able to focus on my studies, get my papers done in advance and still figure out what I was doing in the training. And there were also times when there were things going on in my personal life; I had a son graduate high school, we got a new puppy—just a lot of things that go on in day to day life. You need to be able to work around those. It’s challenging, but it’s totally worth the challenge.”