Ten Things to Be Thankful For

Life is not a straight road, and it comes filled with “bumps” of tough times along the way. Taking the time to take stock of all the things that you are grateful for can help to get through the tough times. It also reminds you of the things that contributed to your achievements, which gives you the motivation to keep working harder.

Here are ten things that everyone should be thankful for.

1. Life

As sad a thought as it is, many people across the globe do not wake up to the gift of life each day. Be grateful for every day that you get to follow your dreams and spend with your loved ones.

2. Love

Everyone is loved, and it comes in various forms. Celebrate that you have a loving family, a spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend, pet, and even the love for yourself.

3. A Home

It does not matter where you live. As long as you have a place to call home, it is something that you should be thankful about.

4. Education

Another sad fact is that there are people who never get the chance to go to school. Always take time to appreciate that your parents gave you the education you needed to get to your current state.

5. Food

You eat food to sustain your life. If you have ever had to go a day or even a couple of hours without food, you know how much of an impact it has on your well-being.

6. Technology

Anyone who has lived through the days before cell phones and the internet can relate to how much technology has made life easier. It means the ability to communicate with loved ones who live far daily or as often as you want.

7. Health

When did you last get sick, the kind that needs a trip to the emergency room? Appreciate good health and also sickness because it makes you appreciate good health more. We’ve yet to discover the potential of the human brain and improving IQ as well…exciting times!

8. Holidays

Imagine a life without holidays; it means never having a chance to celebrate. Holidays give us a reason to host gatherings bringing us together with those we love.

9. Nature

Everyone views and beauty in an individual way, but we can all agree that nature is beautiful. The vegetation and animals add to the beauty and wonders of the world.

10. Entertainment

In life, we all need some time to kick back and relax. Regardless of your ideal choice of entertainment, you should appreciate the ability to unwind when you need it.


Back To School Things Adult Students Should Prepare For

Going back to school as an adult can be a daunting experience and it’s alright to get apprehensive. This is understandable since adult students are required to undergo the standard process with no exception.

One of the most important processes of going to college is the admissions application. Let’s take a look at the three most important parts of the application process that adult students should prepare for.

Standardized Tests

Typically, incoming college students are required by the school to take standardized tests like ACT or SAT to help them assess the student’s skills and abilities and check if they’re college-ready. SAT or ACT scores are important for students because it will determine their chances of getting accepted and the financial aid they can get.

Fortunately for adult students, they need not worry about having to take these tests. College admissions understand that the tests may not be an accurate tool to assess the adult student’s skills. Instead, they look at other factors like work experience for their assessment. However, it varies in different colleges; so, make sure to verify it first.

College Application Essay

Unlike the standardized tests, a college application essay is required by most schools even online colleges to all incoming students- young or old. Admission essays should provide the school information about your skills and experiences and why they should accept your application. This is an opportunity for adult students to boost their application by citing unique experiences that can contribute to the school’s growth.

School Transcripts

All college students are required to submit different documents like school transcripts or GED scores. As an adult student, you may be asked to provide copies of certificates you’ve received outside the academic world. These documents will provide the college admissions a clear picture of how you are as a student.