i know that many of you have graced the hallowed halls of higher education and could/can/should probably run linguistic circles around my silly blog...and it's for this fact that i sheepishly reveal that i didn't go to college....(sigh)...a bit of background.
i loved high school. had fun...did fine....but i never really aspired to go on and do more schooling...let alone pay tens of thousands of dollars for it. after all, i was going to be a rock star...i didn't need a college degree for that!
well, my life turned out a little bit different that i expected. i did not become a rock star...instead i met a beautiful brown eyed girl when i was 19 and married her when i was 21. i know...seems really young now. we had our son a year later and continued on to try and over populate the san francisco bay area. that was 11 years ago.
that brings me to my point. i was talking to my son the other day and he informed me that he wasn't going to college. i smiled and told him that college really opens doors for your life and other opportunities that you probably won't have if you don't go. then he says, 'you didn't go to college...and you did fine.'
what do you say to that? i weighed his personal sense of security to the impact of the point i wanted him to understand and simply responded that i was lucky.
now, i'm not here to make any kind of judgment about good or bad...because the fact is that everyone has a different story, and how college falls into that story will effect everyone differently. but, i'm curious what your thoughts are? in my own life, i have a deep feeling of regret for what i 'missed out' on. but i'm also incredibly happy with the life that sharon and i have...so, how can you possibly compare the two paths?
i'd love to hear what you think about this....so be sure and leave a comment to weigh in!
PS....LOST was amazing last night....you can see the new LOST video blog post here!