Not everyone in this world is cut out for college. This is a fact. However, this is not an excuse for those of us who can indeed go after it. I learned this first hand when I launched my college career.
While I was in high school I had been on the fence about going to college. I had the idea that I could perhaps go into the working world instead. I thought that somehow this might be a better use of my time. I was wrong. I quickly realized that there were few jobs for those who did not possess a college degree, and many of those jobs that did exist were not great in terms of pay. I realized right then and there that I would have to figure something else out if I was serious about getting a career.
My plan was to go to college and figure it out from there. I did not know for sure what I wanted to study. I learned quickly though that this was not a matter of huge importance. It is possible for a person to figure these things out along the way. Those who have yet to make up their mind have the opportunity to do so while they are there at the school. This was the position that I found myself in. I did not have it all figured out, but I realized that I also had time to get those ducks in a row.
It was amazing to me to see the support that I was receiving from professors and others on campus whose job it was to help make sure that I was successful. I did not realize that schools had programs like this. They wanted to see me with a degree in my hand as much as I wanted to earn that degree.
It did not take long for me to figure out what I wanted to do while I was at school. I decided that I wanted to give back to this community that had treated me so well. It was decided then and there that I would go into education. If I could seek out my degree in that, then I would go ahead and do so. This was what made it possible for me to get through school in the first place, and I wanted to offer that gift back to others.