I went to Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) for college. And I LOVED it! I sort of liked grade school; I DESPISED High School-but that's a story for another day; (except for the retreats, they were AWESOME); but I LOVED college. I made some amazing friends that I'm still VERY close with today, including one of best friends. I grew up a lot. I learned a lot, not just education wise, but in life. I learned to manage my money. I learned to live on my own. I learned how to prioritize my time. (Yes, I'm not very good at it, but I still LEARNED it)! :)
I just freakin' LOVED it! And there are days that I still miss it. I loved living on campus. I enjoyed the hustle and bustle. I loved the fact that there was always something going on. Once I finally picked my major, Psychology, (which is pretty useless by the way if you don't get your Masters/Doctorate), I even loved the classes. To show you HOW much I enjoyed my classes, I actually got an A in my Psychology Statistics class. Now, that might not seem like such a big deal, but if you really knew me, you'd know that Math and I DO. NOT. GET. ALONG. We just don't like each other. AT. ALL. So for me to get an A in Statistics? That's HUGE. I mean H-U-G-E! As a matter of fact, I actually got a 4.0 that semester. The ONLY time it happened by the way, but it still happened.
My only regret? I wish I would have realized back then how important college really was, and continued on with my degree. Even today, 20 years later, I still LOVE Psychology. Anything Psychology related I enjoy. I would love to be a Child/Family Counselor. I was leaning towards Social Work/Counseling while in college, but I was just tired of school and I wanted out. So I didn't continue my degree. Now I really wish I had. Because now I'm 42 years old, and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Actually, I DO know. I want to be the same thing I wanted back then. I want to be a Counselor/Psychologist. Only now I'm too old to go back to school. And too tired.
So maybe I didn't learn as much in college as I SHOULD have. Like I should have learned, back then, how important it REALLY was. And how much it would affect the rest of my life.