My pastor once said "The proof of desire is in the pursuit". When I decided that I was going to pursue my doctorate, it was not at the most convenient time. I was a single mom with 7 and 9 year old boys who were active in karate and almost any sport the YMCA was offering. I was active in my church and working full time at a job that was NEVER 9-5. What in the world was I thinking trying to go to school and get a doctorate in 4 years with everything else I had on my plate?