“Wait, let me start over.”Karen from Mean Girls Musical
That’s the first thing I thought when I pressed accept on the Cal Poly Pomona website. I just had accepted to go back to university and earn a bachelors degree for my second time.
I like to think that all my attempts at finding which major to choose or what type of degree was just a path I was supposed to take. It was a long and hard path, sure. But not unheard of.
My first attempt at The University of La Verne was a great stepping stone. It gave me perspective of living on my own, meeting new friends, and really deciding what was important in life. It was also where I applied and got accepted to for the Disney College Program. I joined a sorority which I always wanted to do and I got to live with roommates for the first time…and I loved it. I went to University of La Verne when I was 17 and transferring in as a sophomore. Looking back on it, that’s crazy!
I had planned on majoring in psychology where I soon learned that you actually had to be mentally stable for the jobs I wanted to pursue… whoops. I soon went into Business Administration to focus on Non Profit Management hoping to work with animals at a shelter. There I realized that it was mostly for opening up for profit organizations and a pet shop wasn’t going to be one of them. I had imagined I would open up this cute mom and pop store with creatures from breeders that would cost a bit more but would be better than PetSmart or Petco. Well that dream went out the window as soon as I sat down for an accounting class. That sh*t is hard! I actually did everything I could to stay awake in that class with no success. I did tutors after tutors with no success of actually picking up a thing. Assets and liabilities…what?! (I actually had to look up the word liability cause I totally forgot)
In between leaving University of La Verne, going to Orlando for the Disney College Program, and taking a year to work and go to community college, I really thought that college wasn’t the path for me. I still kind of think that, but with 70 units completed, might as well finish the race I started or else it’d be a waste.
My second attempt will be my most successful. I am speaking that into existence! I am going to the Collins School of Hospitality Management where I will receive my bachelor degree. Again I’m speaking that into existence. I have applied for housing to live on campus so hopefully I get the dorm I want because its expensive. I will have my psychiatric service dog Joey along for the journey as well.
Of course I’m a little nervous but I know each thing has led me to where I need to be.
Let’s see How Far I’ll Go!