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

LifeLessons, AKA the blonde's philosophy on life.

Those of you who have been reading for awhile know that I occasionally post a list called life lessons, which explores the various lessons and experiences that come with growing up. Or at least growing older and spending time in this temporary dwelling we call earthly life. I believe that having a sense of humor, an attitude of contentment, an appreciation for the simple and even formulaic, and a centering of the soul that is in fellowship with Christ is essential to my life and even happiness. I realized that I haven't published a l.l. (lifelessons) list since last August. I think it's high time it's updated. What do you think?
l/l, 2008 and counting...
1. Life is too short to eat burned popcorn
2. Convertibles are sexy... until you get to your destination (take a scarf)
3. Never trust puppies
4. Take the stairs!
5. Take care of your feet
6. Call your grandmother with your free weekend and night minutes
7. Only have chocolate cake if it's really, really, really good
8. It's ok to have chocolate cake for lunch once in awhile, but only if it's really, really, really good.
9. Don't be "that person" at the beach...
10. If you find yourself saying "But I shouldn't feel that way," use it as an opportunity to clarify and consider why you feel the way you do
11. If you are going out to the grocery store, at least put on some lipstick and mascara. At least.
12. Talk to God every day
13. Take a walk for no reason other than the fact that you can
14. Find a great coffee shop (or two), a great restaurant, and a few places of business and become a regular
15. People treat you differently when you have curly hair
16. Write real, paper letters to send to people you care about
17. Keep a pocket calendar and use it to write down thoughts and/or good ideas
18. Rushing doesn't really get you there any faster
19. Emails should always be eloquent and proper
20. If you think your clothes are too wrinkled to wear, they probably are
21. If you wear a pleated skirt to work, take a pair of jeans with you in case the day becomes windy
22. Go organic if possible
23. Horses know when you are crying
24. If you have the opportunity to read your Bible in a public place, take a moment and thank God that you are an American
25. Pink bicycles: there are some things even thieves won't do
26. There's a fine line between being "green" and being a loser... don't skimp on the essentials
27. If you go shopping and you buy something small, save a plastic tree and carry it out, sans bag
28. If the opportunity arises that allows you to be where you love, do what you love, or be with the one you love but comes at considerable (non-monetary) costs, consider it carefully. You may learn more than you think.
29. Really, really great dinners are made of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, fresh chicken and vegetables, and strawberries with homemade whipped cream
30. Share the roses...