The first two years of my college career back in 1987-1989 were far from perfect. Picking a major that I ended up hating was probably a bad start. (Elementary education – I have no tolerance for ignorance, so what WAS I thinking?) My Mom & I still laugh sadly at the irony that in 1987 she suggested that I should major in Computer Science because I liked my programming classes in high school and I asked her, “WHAT would I ever do with that???”
Uh, yeah. 1987. When home comptuers were still rare. I could have been cutting edge and I missed the boat.
After having crap grades, I took a semester off, and then took a semester at the local junior college at the big university’s suggestion – they would take me back with a 3.0 at the junior college. I made a 3.75 in spring of 1990, but instead of finishing my degree I got married, moved to Germany, came back to the US, had my son, got divorced, worked full time … you get the picture.
So I went back to school this fall, with the goal of finishing basics at the junior college and then transferring to U of H to get a pharmacy degree. It is a 6 year program, so I have a way to go still.
I’m off to a good start though, with a perfect 4.00 this semester, and a 3.82 at the junior college. I am full of gratitude for my family because they are 110% behind me as I finish up my degree. I couldn’t ask for more – they rock.
January 17th, round 2 begins. Chem II, Biology II, Trig and Photography. I can’t wait!