Don’t go until you’re ready

I have a wonderful treat for you all this week! Guest posters!!

I hate to leave the blog all alone and empty so I decided to open it up to those who have something to say besides me. I gave them a topic and let them have free reign with it.

This weeks topic is the most useful or useless piece of information you could give your kids at any age. Wide open, huh? I think it will be fun.

So this week’s first guest is Jessica from My Time as a Mom.

Jessica is the wanna-be entertaining writer of the blog My Time as Mom. When she is forced to step away from her laptop she is the official caretaker of 1 husband, 2 adorable girls, and 2 dumb dogs. She is often operating under the influence of sleep deprivation. You can follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

Don’t go until your ready

Freshly graduated from high school I set out to conquer the local community college. I enrolled in
history, math, and ceramics (I think). After about 2 weeks of sleeping through class I realized that I was
wasting my time.

I had no idea what I wanted to go to school for or what I wanted to do with my life. I was only 18 years

So I quit.

I upped my hours at the coffee shop I was working at.

I got a better job at a grocery store. I got promoted several times.

I had a baby.

I got an even better job working for the County.

I realized that I liked the business world and I liked to be in charge (no surprise to anyone that knows

I had finally discovered what I wanted to go to school for.

I re-enrolled at a different community college and began taking classes for an A.A. in Business.

It was extremely difficult to go to school full-time, work full-time, and be a mom.

But it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was ready to learn. I cared about my classes and
my grades again. I was getting straight As and I was happy as a student.

Almost 6 years later and I’m now 2 weeks away from my B.A. in Business Management with almost a 4.0

If my kids listen to me when they are about to graduate from high school I will tell them don’t go to
college until you are ready.

If you don’t know what you want to do when you get out of high school then get a job, get several jobs.

Find what your passion is and what you can’t stand doing.

Don’t go to college just because society says you have to right after high school.

Go when you are ready to learn.

That’s what I would tell my kids.