Sep 20, 2012

To Be or Not to Be: College Edition

Today's affirmation: When I believe in myself, so do others.

I graduated high school in 2004. By many calculations, I should be a second year PhD student. By other calculations, I should have a career, a house, a...family. I should have a degree right now, and I should be an educated person joining the fight for gay rights or the team to re-elect President Obama; an adjunct professor of English, Education, Whatever; or a powerful published author.

Instead, I am me: a frequently confused individual who just accepted something about himself.

I am a   w a  n   d    e     r      e       r.

I met with a professor, and mentor, yesterday. He worked with me for almost an hour to begin to figure out paths I can take after community college that will allow me to be what I want to be: an educator, a public speaker, a writer, an artist, ETC.

If actions speak louder than words, then those people in my life are right after all - I am doing some amazing things. As I build this blog back up, I will share with you some of those things, which will explain a bit about my sudden departure from the blogosphere in May.

Thank you for returning to Jon's Life, or as Anna put it, thank you for letting me waltz right back into your lives. :D

12 comments:

  1. You got my attention, can't wait to hear about the amazing things. :)

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  2. You're back! Yay!
    Hugs from a fellow wanderer :) I just started taking some classes this fall too, many (too many)years after graduating from college - with no idea what I wanted to do next except write.

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    1. I'm excited to see what we can do for each other!

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  3. I think there is something to be said for being at school in a deliberate manner. Most of us went to college without having much of a clue as to what we wanted to be. Or having the wrong clue. I imagine you have a very distinct, if myriad, idea of who you want to become. And now school can actually help you get there. :)

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    1. Agreed, so many people go to college because that's what's expected. I think if I'd waited until I actually knew what I wanted out of life, I would have gotten a lot more out of college. For me, that's what grad school was for. :-)

      Keep on waltzing, Jon!

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  4. Hugs! And life isn't a race, dude. Just keep taking it in.

    I can't wait to hear more from you. :)

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    1. I feel like it is a race because I want to do sooooo much! But I take your point :D

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  5. Looking forward to hearing more about your journey! I'm a wanderer at heart, but life got in my way....

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    1. So you were able to live the preform that our parents set out for us?

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