I worked for 14 years as a paralegal...seven years in South Carolina and seven years in Tennessee. When my daughters were starting to look at colleges and trying to determine what they wanted to do in life, I kept telling them to follow their hearts. Do what will make you happy. Well, they turned it back on me and asked if I was happy and what I wanted to do with my life. It was very profound. I’d never been asked that before. I always put my family before me.
That was my moment of truth. I knew then and there that I needed to go back and get my degree.
So I applied to Belmont and found out only two weeks later that I had been accepted. I could not believe that I was going to a school that I had admired for so long. The people there really helped me and have nurtured me along. They want me to succeed, and I can feel that.
I have one year left to go until I get my business degree. Then, I plan to go to law school. This whole experience has been empowering. It’s transformed me. It’s given me the opportunity to follow my heart’s desire and to live the life I want.