Is college the right answer for you?

When I graduated from high school, I was adamant about not going to college despite my parent’s urging. It took a year of me working two or three minimum-wage jobs to pay bills. With a car that kept breaking down, I had to admit education may not be so bad after all.

But I still wasn’t suited for the four-year college. So, I found airplanes (read more about this on the About Me page).

Enter in the technical college scene. I am thankful for technical colleges for people who, like me, are not cut out for the four-year college experience. I graduated with my Associate’s Degree of Applied Science majoring in Aviation Maintenance. The two-year degree has supported my children and me sufficiently and has allowed me to travel and take some much needed time off.

All of this to say both my sons feel the same way I did when I was eighteen. My older son did excellent in high school and tried the four-year college career path and found it challenging to make the transition. He ended up finding his career as a Master Scuba Diver. He has earned several other credentials, including underwater mapping, and repair technician for regulators.

My younger son struggled with high school and finished high school online. He is currently working in construction.

I can not tell you how proud I am of my sons. Even without the traditional four-year college, they are finding their way and are doing well.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against four-year colleges; they just aren’t for everyone, and I am thankful for alternative education paths.

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