I chose Walden’s Ph.D. program because I’m a mother, and it’s very important to me that my daughters aspire to that level, and that they know that there’s nothing that they can’t do. And I’m up for the challenge. I can do it.
You have to be very disciplined. You have to set up a schedule and you have to live by it. I start about 4:30 to 5 o’clock in the morning, get my kids ready for school, I work, then I come home, do family time, make dinner, I’m with my kids, and as soon as I put my little one down, for the next three to four hours every night I’m on the computer, and my husband doesn’t see me until I’m done with that time. So, you just have to come up with a schedule and stick with it.
One of the most important lessons that Walden has taught me is that things that are worthwhile are not easy. We have to work hard, and you have to be determined. Nobody’s going to hand you a Ph.D. You’re going to have to work very hard to earn that.