Needless to say, I obviously didn't stay enrolled very long. I stopped going to classes by my 2nd month of fall semester 2000. I just wasn't ready and didn't know where I was going.
Fast forward >> 10 years, 8 months later...
I got home from work yesterday afternoon and checked the mail. I then stopped by to check on my blackberries... there was one that was ripe and it was delicious! I didn't even hesitate, I just popped it in my mouth and savored the sweetness.
I unlocked my front door, greeted my puppies and then let them outside. I sat down and flipped through the envelopes in my hand... junk mail for jeremy, junk mail for me, insurance bill for jeremy, letter from OCCC (my college). I figured it was just a bill or something about summer semester starting next Monday and I opened it.
Inside,I found a letter from the president of the college congratulating me on my 4.0 this semester and informing me that I made the president's honor roll. Despite how cheesy this sounds, I had the biggest grin on my face and I even jumped up and down a little, which I tend to do when I'm excited.
So for this weeks thank you post, I would like to thank myself for realizing I was ready to go back to school and put in hours of reading, studying, class time, and writing essays in order to accomplish not only finishing my first full semester of college, but doing so with a perfect gpa.
Better 'late' than never, right? Everyone says that if you don't go to college right after high school that you never will... but I disagree. I think it's more important to go when you're ready and when you know what you want to do. Otherwise it's a waste of people's time and money. So I may not fit into the 'normal' expectations, but you know, I really dislike people telling me what to do, when & how to do it. I'd rather march to the beat of my own drum... and I do :)
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
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