Why Regent University?

Regent University offered a unique perspective in undergraduate studies. Christ-centered leadership and biblically centered classes develop students professionally and personally. The campus is beautiful, and I soon found that my professors and my fellow students exuded enthusiasm and dedication to the Lord and their educational pursuits. Classmates prayed with me and for me; studying became a group effort towards excellence and not just another homework assignment.

Why Online Learning?

I was 21 when I started the online learning program at Regent University. I had the opportunity to dual-enroll in a local college while in high school, so my associates degree was partially complete when I graduated in 2002. I hit the ground running by working full time after graduating from high school, attending night classes to finish my associates degree. I guess I got used to the schedule, and when it came time to find a university to transfer to, I knew I'd want a flexible format that would allow me to continue in my professional endeavors.

Why A Business Degree?

My degree is in Organizational Leadership and Management. I chose this concentration because of the unique mix of business strategy and leadership development. In choosing a degree program I wanted one that would emphasize the "people" part of organizations and their strategic development. Some degree programs focus primarily on the financial and strategic side of business development, but Regent stressed the importance of the organization's people and the effectiveness of biblical leadership.

Business Degree

Collecting [Like] Seashells

When I was little, I used to collect pretty things to take home. I remember finding heart-shaped leaves, smooth pebbles, or seashells that were a little bit broken but still iridescent in quality. When my family traveled to various points of interest, I would find nubbly rocks with streaks of fools' gold throughout. I guess I've always been somewhat of a collector- I still clip things out of magazines, keep pictures here and there, and search through the $1.00 book rack at the dusty and eerily quiet bookstore by my office. I've always enjoyed finding treasures in the imperfect. I always try to find treasures in imperfect situations and people, too. I've accepted that I am just me- I can't be everything to everyone. I can't save the planet or even remember my wallet sometimes. I either underbake or burn cookies and I don't follow recipes. My hair's a mess most of the time and I have more fashion disasters than I care to count. I make B's in class sometimes and I blog when I should be studying.
I think we can learn something from the imperfect. People aren't perfect; circumstances aren't perfect; I'm certainly not perfect. I'm rather achingly average. And you know what? That's alright. Because I know that God uses average people to do extraordinary things. What I lack in natural abilities I achieve through discipline and hard work. If something doesn't come easily to me, I know that I can learn it through time and resources. And if the doors (or windows) aren't opening, that's because it's just not time yet. I'm convinced that one day I'll find my niche and that area that I love, that comfortable place where I know I'm doing my best. Life is a blossom waiting to open, and flowers need both rain and sunshine to bloom to their potential.


Anonymous said...

Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =). If ossible gives a last there on my blog, it is about the Aparelho de DVD, I hope you enjoy. The address is http://aparelho-dvd.blogspot.com. A hug.