Thursday, June 20, 2013

30 Day June Blog Challenge- Day 20: Education



Hi guys! Today's post for the blogging challenge is to talk about how important you think education is.

This is an interesting topic. I know so many people who think education is the most important thing you can have, but I feel a bit differently.

Now don't judge me here, but I quit high school half way through 11th grade. I won't go into details but I had my reasons as to why I quit. I do have my GED, so I'm not a total failure. When I left high school, I went to cosmetology school. While I passed the course, I unfortunately didn't go and take the test to be a certified esthetician. Why, do you ask? It's stupid really, but I got freaked out about touching people's faces and whatnot. Weird, I know. If I wanted to get licensed, I don't think I'd have to take the whole course again, I'd just have to go and take the pre-test to get set up for the actual test, then go get certified. Then why don't you just go and do that, you ask? Good question! Honestly, I don't really know the answer to that. I guess part of it is I don't really have the time and it will cost money to do all that, and I don't have that either! I probably will get certified someday.

Anyways, time to get away from my story of being a high school drop out. I know so many people I did go to high school with who went to college, spent alot of money in the process, and can't find jobs to save their lives. They're doing something they didn't go to school for, they're working in retail and restaurants, or they're married and have lots of kids, living off the government. Sad, but true. 

I don't really know where I'm going with this, but going to a good college doesn't guarantee you getting a good job in the end. There are a few people I know who did get the job they wanted after college, but they're few and far between. It's quite sad honestly. I would like to maybe go back to school, but not until I know for sure what the hell I wanna do with my life and it's guaranteed that I'm getting a good job afterwards. Until then, I guess I'm stuck in retail.

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6 comments:

  1. I agree with you totally. Just because you go to college doesn't mean anything! Don't be so hard on yourself. It is not easy to get a GED after you drop our of high school. I am proud of you!!

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    1. Awww thank you! You're very sweet :)

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  2. I agree with some of this. My friend went to college and doesn't work, has a third child on the way! Her husband also doesn't work, so you can imagine what I feel about this.

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    1. Oy vey, I can definitely imagine :/

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  3. Hope you do figure out your path and when you do..go for it in a big way. I do see on tv news alot of kids graduate and don't find jobs; though all the people I actually know tend to have jobs lined up before they graduate. They've worked really hard at it and sometimes I think people don't realize it doesn't fall into your lap, you have to go searching for it. I do think it's a shame kids take on so much debt for college and play catch up for many years afterwards even if they do get a job. Good luck to you, the future looks bright for you where I'm sitting...you seem to have a very good head on your shoulders. (can you tell the mom in me pops out, lol)

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    1. It's sad. I couldn't imagine having to pay off college debt in my 40s. It's part of the reason I'm so hesitant to go back. I can't afford it.

      Thanks for the words of encouragement :)

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Thank you for all your comments! I'll reply back as soon as I can :)