My Journey to Here: A Story of Higher Education – Part VI

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The title explains that this is a story of higher education; but more than that, my journey to get here.  This true tale of my personal and educational history will help you to understand my convictions, beliefs, passions and weaknesses.  I hope it inspires, enlightens or at the very least, amuses you.

Part Six – Back to School: The Ultimate Solution

“…moving forward I knew, I would need something that excites me if I was going to sink this kind of time and money into my education.  I think I found that something.”  The excerpt above from my last post hints and teases about my future educational plans, and this post will reveal them to you.  The unrest and struggle with interest I was having with school was very discouraging.  Being a June birthday and an early graduate, it seems that in so many ways, I should be far beyond the point I am now.  At eighteen, I could be finishing up my sophomore year in college and have a whole extra semester banked from AP classes in high school.  That’s just not the way it worked out.

The feeling of being behind is not something I’ve much experienced.  I’m used to being ahead. I was an advanced soccer player on the teams I played for, I was ahead in school, and I worked my way through the ranks at my job in less than two years.  The notion that I wasn’t on the top of my game in anyway, is one that’s hard for me to swallow.

Now, if it seemed like I was bragging, that’s only because I’m about to tear myself down.  The truth is, I wasn’t – and I’m not on the top of my game in many ways.  I didn’t do everything in my education perfectly perfect and personally my flaws are a list a mile long, and sometimes just too darn apathetic to care.  It’s always a sad day when you get to the point where the idea of self-improvement just seems like too much effort than it’s worth.  That day has come and gone for me.  Along with my new education I hope to find that path leads to self-betterment and new challenges.

Just a couple weeks ago, I was accepted to Liberty University Online for Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship cognate. I will begin there in the fall, and I can’t wait to see the challenges it will offer me.  It’s not what expected: it’s a different major, a different school, and hopefully – someday – a different (and better) me.

What’s that old saying? “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”  Life doesn’t turnout like you expect.  As a control freak and an avid planner, I despise that.  But I’m ready for this change.  I think it will excite and challenge me in ways I wasn’t ever excited or challenged before.  I hope it will lessen my unrest about school and my future and maybe bring clarity to matters I didn’t even know I was struggling with.


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