Iíve been in the mortgage industry for 13 years when suddenly things changed. In 2006 I went through 2 companies and 2007 4 companies because of mergers or buyouts. In December 2007 2 weeks before Christmas we were told ďweíre closing get outĒ. I was devastated. Iím a single mother with one income. After a few days I pulled myself together and realized I couldnít let other people control my life. First I found another job and then decided to go back to school. Originally I chose a different college and was struggling because classes were hard to follow and instructors didnít seem to care. Graded assignment would come back stating I had things wrong and after research Iíd contact the instructor and heíd say ďThat information isnít in the bookĒ or ďthe assignment hadnít been updated or the book outdatedĒ. Going back to school was hard enough while working 50 hours weekly, going to my sonís baseball games, band concerts and volunteering to help the band at football games. I decided to try Rio Salado College online. That was the best decision Iíve ever made.There are more classes to choose from and I can learn at my own pace. Classes are flexible and I can choose how many weeks I want to be in a class. If I want to learn at a faster pace I take the shorter term or I could take the longer term, and move at a faster pace when I had the time and finish the class early to start another class. How amazing is that!! On top of everything the instructors are fantastic! If I have a question I just email my instructor and I receive a response right away. Iím now in my second year and a 4.0 GPA working towards a computer technology degree. I know I sound like a commercial for Rio Salado but I couldnít have done it without them. Giving me the flexibility plus the ease of learning is what inspires me to continue to my goal. Rio Salado helped me realize Iím the only one that controls my life and destiny. Thank you Rio Salado!