...that's pretty obvious, huh?
I graduated high school, and left the 'girls home', and the last thing that I wanted to do was go to college. I started working. I loved the idea of finally being on my own, making my own money, and having the apartment, paying my own bills. So that's what I did.
I was never really told that college was something that I HAD, rather - should do. I didn't get that guidance from my family, and I sure as hell didn't get it where I was. I remember my Junior year going to a seminar, or college prep thing or something like that, but I was never talked to about what I wanted to do.
I am not blaming it all on that, obviously I knew that college was important, but I think things would have been different if I would have had a strong support system kicking my butt to do it.
I have a damn good job now, and I have excellent 'on the job' experience in what I do, but when I am looking for a job - none of that matters, and it sucks.
I stress to Ashleigh nearly everyday how important it is that she go to college. I like the fact that the school district also stresses this starting very early. They have workshops, college nights, and other events many times throughout the year - starting in 8th grade. I am thankful for that.