Anonymous asked: Did you start college late? I'm in a similar situation with comparing my timing for college with other people (I feel so behind), so its nice to see positivity from others in the same place as me. I'd love to hear your story about it.
sorta. I went to a year-long Bible program in the mountains (joshuawilderness.org)—that’s where I became a Christian and figured out exactly what I believe (its also where I met my husband and most of my best best friends). after that year, I spent a year in Oregon going to school, spent a year in Ventura, CA working as a full-time nanny, spent three years in San Diego, CA going to school and working at a church, and then got married and moved to the Central Coast (CA). I didn’t know what I wanted to major in until about year three of my college education—that’s why I think those people who go to a community college/JC for a year or two are verrryyy smart.
even though it has taken me forever to get to this point, my senior year of college (hopefully), I am thankful for all of the places I’ve lived and the friends I’ve made and things I’ve learned—since graduating high school, I have traveled to Mexico, Israel, Honduras, Ireland, across the US, and almost all the way up the coast. I worked at a summer camp in the mountains, started my business, and was a nanny to the sweetest family. I have met so many incredible humans and learned far more from real life experience than I ever could in a classroom, and now I am ready to go back to school and finish, finally. but if it doesn’t work out for me to graduate next semester, for whatever reason (like being too busy with keeping a human baby alive), I will be ok with that! Its so easy to get discouraged when basically allll my friends have graduated from college but guess what, everyone is different! many graduate when they are 21 or 22—I am 24 years old (still not really that old), I’ve been in school for six years, I am about to be a mama, would rather cook or camp or swim or sleep or crochet or cuddle than do most other things, and I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to graduate college, but I am also thankful for camping and humans and getting to see the parts of the world that I have!
life is for learning, people! its not only about degrees and classrooms and papers! hopefully, we never stop learning, with or without a degree.