Adults In Transition

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The BGS class Adults in Transition is designed to give students returning to school the tools they need to succeed, not only for school but also in work and life in general. The S.M.A.R.T. goals I developed and the research paper I wrote on the challenges and barriers of the adult student will be my guide throughout my future endeavors. These assignments have taught me how to set quality goals, balance and prioritize various aspects of my life, and not let fear discourage me. Creating clear and concise S.M.A.R.T. goals will provide me with the ability to turn my wants and desires into reality. Whether I am setting a goal to finish school or obtain my dream job, the S.M.A.R.T. goal method will break down the task into smaller, more manageable…show more content…
Writing this paper has aided me with balancing various aspects of my life. Having a full-time job, a part-time job, two summer classes, a sick parent, and other obligations require a lot of time and stress management. I have learned a lot of useful tools in order to juggle these areas. I don’t always have time for everything. I need to prioritize what is the most important to me. Sometimes I need to tell people “no”. I need to ask others to help take care of some of these obligations. The biggest thing I learned is I need to make time for me. I have heard that a lot over the past few weeks, and I laughed every time I did. Every once in a while, to keep my stress level down, I need to do something I enjoy; something that is just for me. Learning how to de-stress and balance things more effectively will be useful in the future, as life never seems to get any less hectic. Before I took this class, there were many times fear held me back. There were many times fear kept me from signing up for this class. My lack of resources and negative perceptions of myself have kept me from returning to school as well as doing many other things in life. Learning how to write S.M.A.R.T goals and exploring challenges faced by the adult learners have provided me with tools to overcome these fears, or at least make it less scary. This will be a great asset in the future since the less afraid I am to try something, the more I will
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