As a distance education student, I have had a variety of different experiences in taking online classes. Every professor has been different, class expectations and requirements have differed, and software platforms have varied. Through the differences, there have definitely been some consistent factors that have contributed to my success. For example, instructors have always provided clear expectations in their syllabi, my access to technology has been consistently maintained, and I have always had access to my instructors. As a wife, mom, employee, and student, life has not always been easy to juggle. There have definitely been times that I have needed significant amounts of support from my family, my advisor, and my professors. Through the more difficult times, I have been able to maintain my focus and work towards completing my degree. Although school is difficult at times, my motivation has been the driving factor towards my success.