I graduated from high school in 2004 and I spent the years since then attending college, first a community college for a handful of years while I tossed myself between various majors and then a university, where I pursued the Special Education program for about five years or so.
I currently plan on graduating at the end of this year with a Bachelor’s in Adult and Community Education, with a focus on technology.
The point I’m trying to make is that persistence and effort trump raw talent, knowledge and plain old luck. It’s a motto I’ve lived my life by. I may have taken longer that some people and, given the chance, I probably would have done a few things differently.
Overall though, the decisions I have made in the process of pursuing my education, however imperfect, have matured my psyche in ways I cannot help but feel grateful for. I still have a long way to go. I may spend my whole life pursuing the ideal of the person I want to be, but that will only make the journey more enjoyable.