Lately, I've been thinking about what I would do differently, if I could do it all again.
I've had jobs since I was 12. I never did too well in school; I had a hard time focusing on subjects. So I knew college wasn't in my future. I got a great job and my first apartment right after I graduated. A year later, I decided to try out Art College. I didn't last long. Working 3 jobs and taking classes at night ran my body down pretty quickly. And once I quit, I never went back.
I think if I could do it again, I probably would try to finish that Art school training. I don't know if it would've done much. The way technology changed so quickly, it would've been hard to keep up. But I think I would at least try harder.
My niece is graduating high school this June. She applied to several colleges and got into just about every one that she wanted. Last week, she chose the school she would attend -- Lewis & Clark College in Oregon. I'm so proud of her. And I'm so happy for her!
I think Oregon is a great place to live. I just know that she'll be happy there. And the fact that it's a private college is a major bonus! I know it's scary for her to leave what she knows and all her friends. But I think it's a great leap that she's taking.
Check out this awesome cruiser bike she picked up to go between classes. Isn't it adorable?! Now just picture it decked out with a cute basket and a retro bell. So cute!
Would you do anything differently, if you could?
Study harder? Party harder? Travel more?