I started at Kaplan in April 2009. I decided to go back to school to get a better paying job to support myself since my divorce a little over 1 1/2 years ago. I have not worked in the medical field at all, but I am very interested in it, and have chosen to pursue an associate degree in Health Information Technology. I am a perfectionist, however, I am lacking in self confidence. School is helping me with this, as I am doing very well in my classes. This gives me the confidence to succeed and know that I can do anything if I apply myself. I have learned so much since I started school. I feel my writing has improved and I have learned a lot about myself. One thing I have learned is to manage my time better. Furthermore, my computer skills have improved a lot. I am very motivated in doing the best I can and getting my work done on time. I do not procrastinate. I do get overwhelmed and stressed out at times. School has left me with very little free time, which contributes to my stress. However, I am learning to make time for myself, to help relieve some of my stress. School has had a very positive effect on my life.