I'm Going Back to School

Last Update: July 30, 2018

So, it seems that I've been M.I.A. (Missing In Action) over the last few months. Sure, I've made a few appearances here and there, strolled down the red carpet, gave a few interviews, but I definitely haven't been my usual talkative self. It's almost been 2 months since my last post! Why, you ask!

I'M GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

This decision has been years in the making, about 20 years to be more precise. Just a quick background: I graduated from high school in 1985 - yes, that is many decades ago - #57 in a class of 1100. Nope! that is not a typo! Turns out my high school is one of the largest in New York state!

I attended college upstate New York that September; not sure why or how I even came to this decision, but I decided to transfer just after 2 years and attended the well-known F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York. Never heard of it? Well, Calvin Klein is just one of the major designers who is an alumnus.

I started working full-time pretty soon, so I would go one semester, take off 2; go another 2 semesters, take off 3. Not a very good recipe for success. I went back to F.I.T. about 10 years later to receive my certification in something that I never use, but getting my degree seemed to be lost in the wind. But the dream never died (hmm...great title for either a book or the next James Bond movie).


Many, many years later to a talk I had with Oprah Winfrey. OK... just to clarify, when I say "a talk" I mean I was watching her show and was talking to the TV. She had a guest by the name of George Dawson who learned to read at the age of 98! Incredible!

So, he learns to read, gets his G.E.D.; went to college, and writes a book "Life Is So Good" which just so happened to land on the New York Times best-seller list for a few weeks! This was a story that lingered on my heart for many years...

Fast forward another 10 years, I finally decided to go from talking to doing. Much of 2018 has been spent applying for school, looking into financial aid, blah, blah, blah. About 95% of what I need to take care of is complete, so on August 27, 2018, I start my first class at college as a full-time student, majoring in Marketing!

Will it be challenging? Absolutely! Impossible? Absolutely not!

One thing that has really inspired me while being a part of Wealthy Affiliate is reading about people's success; not just the monetary successes that many of us desire, but also how many people have grown in areas of personal development. This not only inspires me but gives me a confirmation that I can succeed in school and in business. So, in essence, all of you are a part of this journey.

Thank You!!! Thank You!!! Thank You!!!

The icing on the cake is this: 120 credits are needed to get your Bachelor's; the college I'm attending accepted 62 transfer credits, so I only have 2 more years, as opposed to 4, to receive my degree. That means I'll be graduating in 2020! How cool is that!


I have one more month of "freedom" before the madness begins, so I'll be seeing you guys around the platform. May we all continue to enjoy this incredible journey we call life; never stop going after our dreams; have cake; and always...

Strive to Thrive,

Veronica



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BlSt Premium
Congratulations on your courage and determination. You already have the ingredients to make it happen, and congratulations in advance, future Marketing Manager.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Aww... thanks so much, Nsoh!
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BlSt Premium
You are welcome Vero.
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McWord Premium
Well done, Veronica!!

I did the same thing. Got my two year degree after serving in the Air Force, but then it took 34 years of life to finish college and get my degree. I remember getting my diploma and the administrator who handed it to me said, "It feels great, doesn't it?"

It will take a lot of hard work but I guarantee you'll feel the same way!

All the best to you with this quest,

mitch
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VeronicasLuv Premium
They may have to call security to get me off the stage during graduation, Mitch. Hopefully I'll be able to maintain my dignity,but we'll see...
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McWord Premium
Keep us posted of your progress, Veronica. I'm looking forward to seeing you succeed!!

mitch
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MKearns Premium
Learning opportunities abound. especially online. great for you!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Although there might be a few classes that are offered online, I'll be doing the sitting-in-the-classroom student. It's close to home and will putt me in a new environment meeting new people.
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MKearns Premium
I love the old non-virtual classroom Veronica!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I had considered taking online courses towards my degree, but although I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the friendships forged online, nothing beats that one-on-one interaction.
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Imageguy55 Premium
great story especially about the 98 y/o man learning to read!!!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I actually read his book a few months ago; it really is incredible that he gave himself that challenge, despite all that he suffered in life.

Thanks for reading, Thomas.
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DEversley Premium
Thanks for sharing V. This is great news. I wish you bountiful success in all that you do.

David
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I appreciate that, David. I'll take a armful of that "bountiful success"!
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