I'm Going Back to School
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,